Cardale Jones' next stop: Progressive Field

May 21, 2015

A month after taking to Twitter to campaign for a shot to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, Cardale Jones will get his wish.

The Cleveland Indians announced Thursday that Jones -- a Cleveland native who quarterbacked Ohio State to the national championship last January -- will throw out the first pitch before the team's June 5 game vs. the Baltimore Orioles.

Earlier this month, Jones had tweeted that teammate Ezekiel Elliott must be loved more in St. Louis than Jones is in Cleveland since Elliott threw out a first pitch at a Cardinals game. After Elliott jabbed back at Jones, the Indians reached out to Jones and asked for his information.

Jones came back to Cleveland to consult with friends and family before announcing in January he'd return to Ohio State for the 2015 season. He was also back for a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game earlier this month, a game that sparked his latest Twitter rivalry with Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah.

The Indians previously had Ohio State national champion wrestlers Logan Stieber and Nathan Tomasello throw out ceremonial first pitches. Not surprisingly, the team's Twitter announcement that Jones throwing out the first pitch came with a link to buy tickets.

It's been quite a year for Jones and his popularity.