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Newly minted Viking Greg Jennings throws first pitch for the Twins

Greg Jennings was uncertain as he took the mound at Target Field in front of 31,359 fans for Wednesday's ceremonial first pitch, but it wasn't because of his limited baseball experience.

In a crowd filled with both his new Minnesota supporters and Milwaukee Brewers fans -- many of whom remain disgruntled about the wide receiver's departure from the Green Bay Packers -- Jennings thought his reception could go either way.

But he praised the "great atmosphere," and said throwing out the first pitch was a good experience -- even with teammates Kyle Rudolph, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder heckling him the entire way.

-- Michael Nelson / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent