"This is the right time to do it," said Hernandez to Ladson. "I had a lot of stuff on my mind. I was going to wait for the right time."
Hernandez threw the first pitch in Nationals franchise history back in 2005, and he was named MVP of both the NLCS and World Series while helping the Marlins to the 1997 World Championship.
Fun fact: Hernandez leads all pitchers with five games of 140+ pitches since the turn of the century. Randy Johnson has four and no other pitcher has more than one.