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Watch: 49ers players take over Giants home opener

Apr 5, 2024, 2:33 PM | Updated: 2:46 pm

Oracle Park is ready for Opening Day before the MLB baseball game between the San Diego Padres and ...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Oracle Park is ready for Opening Day before the MLB baseball game between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants on April 5, 2024 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It’s opening day for the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, and what better way to bring in the home opener than with some 49ers players?

San Francisco 49ers players were invited to the Giants’ home opener against the San Diego Padres Friday, tasked with getting the crowd hyped before the game. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Fred Warner were first up, throwing out the first pitch simultaneously. But while each player has their own catcher to throw to, both weren’t needed, with Warner providing a memorable moment for all in The Bay.

Take a look:

Eh, that’s not a strike Fred, just a bit outside.

Warner’s misfire was the talk of the day, with several 49ers media members poking fun at the throw.

Meanwhile, Samuel’s pitch was a bit better, at least reaching the intended catcher. After Warner’s throw, he scurried away, laughing in embarrassment from the misfire. Samuel poked fun at his teammate as well, pointing to the ground to imply the direction of Warner’s toss.

Regardless, both Warner and Samuel were lighthearted about the poor throws, dapping up Giants’ staff members on the way back to the dugouts.

That wasn’t the only ceremonial first for the 49ers Friday, with punter Mitch Wishnowsky taking part in the festivities as well. But instead of throwing a baseball, the Aussie punter boomed a football out of Oracle Park.

Roll the tape:

A booming punt into McCovey Cove by the Boomin’ Onion of the 49ers.

The pre-game festivities were wrapped by player introductions, with each Giants’ starter getting their own walkout and video package. Most players were met with a standing ovation, as optimism around the 2024 MLB season is already in swing.

What is the San Francisco Giants upcoming schedule?

  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays
  • Monday, April 15th-Wednesday, April 17th – @ Miami Marlins
  • Thursday, April 18th-Sunday, April 21st – vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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