Capitals' Brooks Laich, named after Brooks Robinson, delivers first pitch 'with stank' at Camden Yards
Brooks Laich is from Wawota, Saskatchewan. That's about 1,765 miles from Baltimore -- seven hours by plane, 27 hours by car and 162 hours if you're cycling. It's a trip.
But that didn't stop Brooks' father from naming his son after Hall of Fame Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson. As Harold Laich told the National Post in April:
Well, the Capitals forward finally met his namesake at a D.C. autograph signing last month and on Monday, the 29-year-old threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards. Brooks said his plan was to put some "stank" on the offering, just like "when you zip a pass in hockey." Judging from the speed and accuracy, we're pretty sure Mr. Robinson would be proud:
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