Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry’s softball game a success despite the weather
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry hosted a celebrity softball game on Saturday and the turnout was great despite less than perfect weather
Dark skies and rain didn’t slow down fans who wanted to watch Jarvis Landry and other members of the Cleveland Browns battle it out with Joe Haden and his team in a celebrity softball game.
Landry’s team ended up coming out on top by a score of 17-10, which delighted the fans in attendance. However, the main attraction was the meet and greet that took place before the game.
Fans lined up for a chance to meet Landry, who has taken to the city since joining the Browns last year. He’s seen the way the fans embrace this team, but even he was surprised at the turnout with the rain trying to dampen things.
"“I was surprised,” Landry said Saturday via Nick Shook of the team’s official website. “When I did the meet-and-greet underneath the stadium, when it was raining, it was packed. You couldn’t even see. I was like ‘yo, wait, there’s a lot of people here!’"
Some of the other entertainment on the day was a home run derby as well as some in-between inning entertainment. Landry took time to speak with fans between the innings and spoke about his goals for this season. Then there was Myles Garrett who had a dinosaur trivia for the people in attendance to take part in.
Also on scene was Bernie Kosar who excited fans as he came out and threw the first pitch to get the game started. Proceeds from the event are being donated to charity as Landry continues to try and do good things both on and off the field for the Browns.
It was also good to know Landry was able to play in the game with no limitations. He was present at OTAs but an undisclosed injury kept him from practicing. The team insisted the injury was minor and his ability to play in this game shows that there should be no cause for concern going forward.