Tom Grieve to throw first pitch at Gm. 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers television announcer Tom Grieve will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's Game 6.

Grieve is a Rangers Hall of Famer and has spent 43 of his 44 years in professional baseball with the Rangers franchise.

Some other notes on in-game ceremonies for Friday's game (as sent out by the Rangers):

* Oscar-winning pop artist and Arlington, Texas resident BJ Thomas will sing the Star Spangled Banner.

* God Bless America will be performed during the seventh inning stretch by 2010 Miss Texas Ashley Melnick. The colors will be presented by the United States Marines Corps. A flyover of four F-18’s from the VMFA-112 Marines Corps Unit follows the National Anthem.

* The first 45,000 fans will receive Rangers Red Poms Poms, compliments of Topps.