George RR Martin — the man who’s struck out virtually all your favourite Game of Thrones characters — has thrown the first pitch for his local minor league baseball team, the Albuquerque Istotopes.

The GoT creator is a proud New York Mets fan, but for some reason, even though the Isotopes are a feeder club for one of the Mets’ rival Major League teams, Martin was invited to kick off their season.

Martin gleefully threw the first pitch for the Isotopes while wearing a Mets hat, then shrugged his shoulders as if to say this is just another day for him. No big deal.

Amazingly, none of the players were brutally murdered during the game.