Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Now that's a crossover: JJ Redick and Luke Walton toss first pitches for Angels and Dodgers

Both the Dodgers and Angels played home games on Saturday night, with the Dodgers losing, 4-2, to the D-backs and the Angels besting the Red Sox, 5-2.

In a fitting coincidence, both games featured ceremonial first pitches from local basketball figures: Clippers shooting guard JJ Redick put on some Halos gear and threw a pitch to Mike Trout -- a pitch, by the way, that skipped on the ground and forced Trout to make a nice glove save. 

(Fun anecdote: According to's Alden Gonzalez, known autograph hunter and Angels left-hander Hector Santiago brought a basketball to the stadium, hoping to get Redick's signature for his collection). 

After it was all said and done, Redick posted a series of photos on Instagram from his day at Angel Stadium, with an amusing reference to his pitch encounter: 

Mike Trout thanking me for not ending his career with my honorary first pitch.

A photo posted by JJ Redick (@jjredick4) on

Two of the greatest baseball players in the state of California.

A photo posted by JJ Redick (@jjredick4) on

Over at Chavez Ravine, Luke Walton -- onetime Laker, son of Bill and the team's new head coach -- put on some Dodger Blue and threw his own ceremonial first pitch. This one seemed to land without incident, however.