The Fans have spoken with their votes in the first ever poll conducted by Inside Lions Baseball. When asked "Who would you like to see throw out the first pitch on Opening Day 2010", Lions fans responded with 43% wanting to see New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton throw out the first pitch when Southeastern hosts Eastern Illinois at Pat Kennely Diamond at Alumni Field on February 19, 2010.
Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, earned a degree in communications at Eastern Illinois. As a quarterback for the Panthers Payton totaled 10,665 passing yards, then the third-highest total in NCAA Division I-AA history.
Sean Payton 43%
Wade Miley 30%
Coach Mike Lucas 17%