I actually feel bad posting this like it's an actual story, because anyone that knew Drew Brees was participating in the Celebrity Softball Game already knew he was taking the first pitch deep before it even happened. Back in the city that drafted him and ultimately disrespected him by letting him become - what turned out to be - the most accomplished free agent pickup in NFL history. Of course he was going to put on a show in his return. It was a forgone conclusion that he was going to do all he could to remind them of what could have been.
That's why I want to take this time to ask everyone to send their thoughts and prayers out to the San Diego Chargers and all those invested in their success. I know you can't tell from their home games but they do have fans, and those fans must start to get that faint taste of vomit rising in their throat every time they see Drew Brees' face. I don't know how long it takes to get over your team acquiescing to let a future first ballot Hall Of Fame quarterback walk out of the facility and onto the open market, but it's surely longer than the decade that it's been since. I know it sounded like they were cheering him, but I have no choice but to believe those were actually loud, audible hysterics. The fine folks of San Diego need our support, and the deserve it because their ineptitude helped another region that was in desperate need of assistance when Drew Brees signed on as the leader of the Saints and the unofficial ambassador for the city of New Orleans. I don't care what Ron Burgundy says, thank you San Diego!