Chad Cordero to throw out first pitch before World Series Game 3

Ben Krimmel
October 24, 2019 - 2:53 pm
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Chad Cordero said if he got the call he would clear his schedule. 

Well, he got the call.

The Washington Nationals will have the team's first closer back in D.C. And Cordero will join former battery mate Brian Schneider for the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series Friday at Nationals Park, according to Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post.

Cordero, who appeared on 106.7 The Fan Monday, was asked by Chad Dukes if he would like to throw out the first pitch before one of the World Series games.

"That would be amazing," Cordero said Monday. "If I were to get the invite, I would clear my entire schedule and make sure that I was gonna be out there. I would never miss that."

"You had 47 saves for this team in one season," Dukes said. "It seems like you would be qualified."

"You would think," Cordero said. "I'll keep my fingers crossed."

Cordero recorded 47 saves for the Nationals in their inaugural 2005 season, posted a 1.82 ERA and made the NL All-Star squad. He is still the team record holder in saves with 113.

During his conversation with Dukes, Cordero let slip he won't be the only former player in attendance.

"There's something in the works, yes, right now," he said. "It's not 100 percent sure, but there is about a 95 percent chance that I will be there for a couple of games."

"You and a bunch of guys?" Dukes asked.

"To be honest, I don't even know what they're really planning," Cordero said. "I know that there's something in the works. I know that they've contacted a few guys. So it'll be interesting to see exactly what they're gonna do. But I know they're trying to plan something. It's not set in stone."

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The full interview with Cordero can be heard starting at the 20-minute mark.

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