John Axford's young son to throw out 1st pitch Friday

DENVER (AP) The young son of Colorado Rockies closer John Axford will finally get to see his dad pitch in person after spending the last two months in and out of hospitals for treatment of rattlesnake bites.

Two-year-old Jameson Axford will be the guest of honor as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch Friday at Coors Field before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The catcher? His father, of course.

Jameson Axford was bitten twice on the right foot two months ago in the yard of the house the family rented in Scottsdale, Arizona, for spring training. Since then, he's gone through one procedure after another to fix the foot.

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