Jamie Foxx. (Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Wizards point guard John Wall, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and actor and comedian Jamie Foxx are among the celebrities scheduled to appear in Sunday’s Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Nationals Park. If his ceremonial toss before a Nationals game in June 2011 was any indication, Wall’s team probably shouldn’t let him pitch.
The six-inning exhibition is expected to begin around 7:30 p.m., or half an hour after the conclusion of Sunday’s Futures Game featuring some of baseball’s top prospects. Tickets to All-Star Sunday, which includes admittance to both games, are available here and on the secondary market.
The other celebrities — and just because I didn’t recognize more than half of these names doesn’t mean they’re not celebrities — scheduled to put their softball skills to the test in Sunday’s game include actress Ashley Greene (“Twilight”), actress Dascha Polanco (“Orange is the New Black”), actor Taylor Kinney (“Chicago Fire”), actor Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”), actress Skai Jackson (Disney’s “Jessie and Bunk’d”), actor Brandon Larracuente (“13 Reasons Why”), actor Quincy Brown (“Brotherly Love”), wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky, ESPN broadcaster and Olympic softball gold medalist Jessica Mendoza and Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch.
The baseball legends scheduled to participate in Sunday’s game include Torii Hunter, Tim Raines, Bernie Williams, Cliff Floyd, Steve Finley, Andre Dawson and Carlos Peña. Fans should note that Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who was originally listed as one of the participants, was not on the roster released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.
The country music duo Florida Georgia Line will perform after the Futures Game, while basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal — stage name “DJ Diesel” — will provide musical entertainment during the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. A replay of the game will be televised on ESPN following the conclusion of the Home Run Derby on Monday.
Nye, the star of the Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves the World,” will add some D.C. flavor to the event. He explained his Nationals fandom to The Post’s Dan Steinberg in 2009.
“I’ve lived in Seattle, and I’ve lived in Los Angeles,” Nye said. “I’m a Mariners fan, and I’m a Dodger fan. But deep down, I’m a Nationals fan, since I grew up in Washington. And there’s nothing you can do about that.”
Rogowsky, on the other hand, is a Mets fan, which means he deserves your sympathy.
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