Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warms up his throwing arm before a game in December. He recently showed off his pitching arm on Twitter and received a response from the A’s. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warms up his throwing arm before a game in December. He recently showed off his pitching arm on Twitter and received a response from the A’s. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press

Oakland Raiders

Raiders quarterback Carr gets invite to pitch for the A’s

By Jon Becker

East Bay Times

May 15, 2017 06:43 PM

How much movement does Raiders quarterback Derek Carr have on the ball when he pitches? Well, enough to move the A’s to invite him to the Coliseum to show off his prowess after he posted video Sunday night of some of his pitches.

Who cares that it's a whiffle ball... still got it... just saying ... @Yankees @Dodgers @Athletics @SFGiants @MLB #TheMovementIsReal pic.twitter.com/8IIL3PulfH

— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) May 15, 2017

Displaying his usual confidence in himself, Carr included a hashtag – #TheMovementisreal – as he tagged the A’s, Giants, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers in his video.

Only the A’s responded right away, offering him an opportunity to come throw batting practice, which Carr conditionally accepted.

@Athletics would love to at some point! Appreciate it! #Oakland

— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) May 15, 2017

Here are a couple of things to consider before starting your Google search on NFL quarterbacks who also played professional baseball:

1) On the videos, Carr was throwing a whiffle ball.

2) He was facing an unintimidating hitter: His wife, Heather.

3) His wife ripped the third of his three pitches, which probably killed Carr’s brief MLB dream.

Ok... maybe I won't quit my day job... pic.twitter.com/O9yg2lzsQ5

— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) May 15, 2017

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the videos is that the Carr kids have the coolest parents on the block. What other parents would play baseball with this much fervor … while in the house?!