WATCH: Buster Skrine throws out first pitch at Crosstown Classic

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New Bears cornerback Buster Skrine threw out the first pitch at the Crosstown Classic on Wednesday.
New Bears cornerback Buster Skrine threw out the first pitch at the Crosstown Classic on Wednesday.

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears newcomer Buster Skrine threw out the first pitch at the Crosstown Classic between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The veteran cornerback signed a three-year, $16.6 million contract with the Bears in the offseason and is expected to be a key component of a stacked Bears defense.

Taking the mound at Wrigley Field, Skrine was welcomed to cheers from the fans in attendance. Skrine channeled Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by firing a bullet over the plate. Catching the edge of the strike zone, the ceremonial pitch was undoubtedly a strike, as Skrine lived up to the Cubs jersey that he was donning at the time.


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