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Will Ferrell

Minor League Baseball pitch

6 May, 2010

Ferrell takes on the persona of Billy Ray “Rojo” Johnson for a special appearance at a Round Rock Express Minor League Baseball game. Nolan Ryan’s son makes an announcement before the game:

The Round Rock Express have acquired Billy Ray “Rojo” Johnson. The right-handed pitcher will be in uniform for Thursday’s 7:05 p.m. CDT game against the Nashville Sounds. Johnson, who was born in East Texas but was raised in Venezuela, recently had his prison sentence commuted. He served time for running a smuggling ring that imported rare and illegal species of reptiles into the United States from South America during the mid-to-late 1990s. Thursday night’s game marks Johnson’s first in American professional baseball after a storied career in the Venezuelan leagues.

Ferrell makes one pitch and is ejected after it lands behind the Nashvill Sounds batter.