Jennie Finch gets tryout with Giants
October, 12, 2011
By Kieran Darcy and Jared Zwerling | ESPNNewYork.com
Courtesy of Timex SportsJennie Finch looks simply divine wearing Brandon Jacobs' No. 27.Well, not exactly -- but Jennie Finch was at the Giants' Timex Performance Center on Wednesday, as part of a cross-sponsor event prior to her running the ING New York City Marathon next month.
Courtesy of Timex SportsFinch is quite the catch. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)
Finch then played receiver and looked very comfortable catching a football, hauling in several passes from tight ends Jake Ballard and Bear Pascoe. Afterward, she turned her attention to placekicking, with punter Steve Weatherford holding, and on her third try she connected on a 20-yard field goal.
Finch said it was not only her first time at a football practice, but ever on a football field.
“I’ve been on many baseball fields, but this was incredible,” said Finch, who now hosts softball camps across the country and recently released her first book, “Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself.”
So any advice from the fellas?
“They just said good luck,” Finch said. “They said they couldn’t run past two or three miles. I said, 'Hey, I was there too.’"
Finch recently completed her first half-marathon, and the NYC Marathon on Nov. 6 will be another first. Her endorser, Timex, will donate $1 to New York Road Runner’s Youth Programs for each runner she passes.
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