I’ve been a big baseball fan for 50+ years but I still can’t figure out whether this delivery would be legal. No matter, it only had to be entertaining, more entertaining than most of the ceremonial first pitches you see at the old ballyard.
It happened last night when a performer for Cirque Cirque du Soleil threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game.
It’s been a big week for noteworthy “first pitches.”
At a baseball game this week, Erica Brown was invited to throw out the first pitch. She didn’t know the catcher was her boyfriend, a soldier home early from his deployment.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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