Thankfully, Keegan Bradley reminded New Englanders they have a native son who can swing the irons when he not only won the PGA Championship, but posted a photo of the Wanamaker Trophy with a Red Sox hat on top.
For all Bradley's skills with a "pitching" wedge, why not have the Vermont native and Hopkinton, Mass., High School alum chip the first pitch at Fenway Park? Just make sure to put down a mat to prevent a divot on the infield.
If Bradley's unavailable, there's a youngster from Fairfield, Conn., who could throw out a first pitch the old-fashioned way. In fact, Eddie Schwartz could flat-out bring it.
Schwartz is the Fairfield Little Leaguer who pitched a shutout against Cumberland and hit a home run in the New England region tournament. Rumor has it he'd also be available to pinch hit if the Red Sox need a quality bat off the bench.
Of course, the Sox could also go traditional and have a new face to the region like Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth give a toss. Ochocinco could bring his new roommate.