Rickie Fowler rolled up to Cardinals camp in his Ferrari to throw a bullpen session
With Dexter Fowler already penciled in to play in center field, the Cardinals knew they could use a second Fowler. Enter pro golfer Rickie Fowler, who stopped by camp (in his white Ferrari, natch) on Tuesday morning. The team put him to work immediately.
Dressed in a Cardinals windbreaker, Fowler played catch, did some conditioning drills and then had a bullpen session.
Sadly, his session didn't involve him hitting balls to the catcher with his pitching wedge.
It wasn't the first time Fowler was on a baseball field, though. "I played baseball as a kid growing up, and I definitely respect the sport and respect the guys who are the best at what they do," he told MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. "It's fun to be able to come hang and get away from the course. You need to have a little bit of a life outside of just golf."
His last name isn't the only connection the golfer has to the Cardinals, though: Fowler and Cardinals lefty Tyler Lyons went to Oklahoma State University together, and Cardinals prospect Patrick Wisdom stays at Fowler's house in Jupiter, Fla., during Spring Training.
Sure enough, during the Cardinals' 9-2 victory against the Marlins later in the day, Wisdom crushed a home run.