The Cubs and White Sox have chosen their opening-day pitchers.
On the North Side, actor Robert Redford takes first-pitch honors April 1 while in town promoting "The Conspirator."
Redford's pitch is part of the Cubs' opening day program that includes Ron Santo, Jr., son of the late Cubs announcer, singing the seventh-inning stretch. The Ricketts family also will choose a family of fans to throw out a pitch.
Redford should get his pitch over the plate.
He's a big baseball fan, not to mention a high school teammate of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysfale. Pre-acting, he even earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Colorado as a pitcher. Remember "The Natural"?
Osteen returns to U.S. Cellular Field Aug. 6 to host “A Historic Night of Hope."
The event has packed other stadiums and is expected to draw thousands to the Cell.