Newton South Little League opening day with Jason Varitek throwing out first pitch

It’s not unusual to ask your neighbor for a favor.

But if your neighbor happens to be Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and you ask him to throw out the opening pitch for Newton South Little League, it will create a buzz.

Herbie Floyd, a 12-year-old Little League pitcher, lives down the street from Varitek in Waban. He’d met his neighbor a few times and decided to ask him to come to opening day.