He’s done it! Travis Kelce successfully delivered a perfect strike to Bobby Witt Jr. with the ceremonial first pitch at Chiefs Night at the K.
After accidentally spiking the ball when throwing the first pitch in Cleveland’s home opener in April, Kelce sent the Kauffman Stadium crowd into a frenzy by tossing a perfect strike tonight.
Pitching in front of Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and a multitude of other teammates, Kelce knew he needed to make up for his prior attempt or he’d never live it down.
Travis Kelce First Pitch Redemption
In case you missed it, take a look at Kelce’s first pitch back in April and think about how far he’s come:
At least he had the sense of mind to cover the plate. Otherwise, it was an unfortunate moment for an athlete typically known for sharp cuts and majestic movement.
All eyes were on the two-time Super Bowl champion this time. Reid had faith in his tight end, saying before the game, “He’s been working hard at it. You’re going to get a better performance this time.”
To his credit, Kelce mentioned he’d prefer to take batting practice and hit a home run than throw a first pitch. Nonetheless, he made this effort count and can now cheer on the boys in blue with the rest of us knowing he’s avoided another viral moment.