Craig Stadler, who won the 1982 Masters, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs played the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
Former PGA Masters Champion "The Walrus" Craig Stadler, in town for the Champions Tour, threw tonight's first pitch! pic.twitter.com/grNoxIq2Cx
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 9, 2015
— Champions Tour (@ChampionsTour) July 9, 2015
Stadler, who now plays on the Champions Tour, was in town for the Encompass Championship which starts Friday at at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill.
While Stadler didn't bring the same type of magic that Brittany Lincicome did when she threw the first pitch of the Giants' no-hitter against the Mets last month, he did sport some facial hair that would make Goose Gossage and Rollie Fingers proud. He was also wearing a Chicago Cubs jersey with an 82 on his back -- presumably in honor of his playoff win against Dan Pohl at the Masters.
Unfortunately, Stadler didn't lead the Wrigley faithful in the traditional singing of 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' during the seventh-inning stretch. That honor went to long-time MLB reporter Peter Gammons.
Former NBA player Yao Ming stands 7-feet, 6-inches tall -- a height that can be truly hard to appreciate. Thankfully, there are some golfers who are willing to give us perspective.
As part of a social-media campaign to help raise money for charity by posting photos with celebrities, Graeme McDowell tweeted out this photo that shows how tiny he looks next to the former Houston Rockets center.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) July 9, 2015
Oh, and those other fellows in the photo are Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald. Johnson is the tallest of the quartet, checking in at 6-foot-4. McDowell and McIlroy are 5-foot-10, while Donald is 5-foot-9.
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Ernie Els shared his own photo on Thursday of his and Ian Poulter's encounter with Ming -- an experience that left Els feeling like "The Little Easy."
A photo posted by Ernie Els (@ernieelsgolf) on
This isn't the first time we've seen Ming make golfers look rather small. Earlier this year, Tiger Woods was left looking up to Ming after sharing the stage with him in China. And last year, John Daly may have reconsidered his "Big John" nickname after meeting Ming.
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