"Big Mo" Takes the Mound at Squirrels Game

The Richmond Flying Squirrels got a look at a "big" lefty on the pitcher's mound before Tuesday's game at home.

Richmond native Morgan Moses -- listed at 6-6 and 318 lbs. -- threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Squirrels' game against the Harrisburg Senators.

Clad in a Squirrels hat and jersey, Moses threw a slider that might have been a little low -- but the rookie offensive lineman was pleased with his performance afterward.

"I just said, "Please don't mess up. Please don't mess up,"" Moses told reporters on the field after the pitch. "But having this opportunity just to get out here in front of everybody, and just enjoy this atmosphere is great."

Moses is back in his hometown for his first NFL training camp with the Washington Redskins, who took the Virginia alum in Round 3 of this year's NFL Draft. Moses is competing in camp for a starting job on Washington's offensive line.

"Back in the day I played on this field," Moses said. "Actually, in Little League. I didn't play baseball in high school. But coming out here, and just looking at this field once again, years down the road, it just gives me a little bit of chills."

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