Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) legend Randy "The Natural" Couture will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers 1:10 p.m. game on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
First pitch is set for 12:55 pm and will be caught by A’s first baseman and die-hard UFC fan, Daric Barton.
Couture, a three-time former heavyweight champion and two-time light-heavyweight champion, is the only five-time champion in UFC history. He is also the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and one of only two men to win UFC titles in two weight classes.
At 47 years old, Couture is still one of the top fighters in the sport today. Couture is town promoting UFC 117: "Silva vs. Sonnen" held that night at Oracle Arena. His next fight is scheduled for Aug. 28 when he takes on boxing legend James Toney at UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Oh, come on...have Dallas Braden catch it! Bet he dare not tell Randy to "Get Off My Mound!" And that's 12:55 PM PT, or 3:55 PM ET.