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Saturday, July 19, 2014

105 Year Old Woman To Throw Out First Pitch For Padres

The Padres are going for a record Sunday:

In honor of her milestone birthday, the San Diego Padres selected a spirited 105-year-old lady with a good sense of humor to throw out the first pitch Sunday before a game at Petco Park. . . . Born in 1909, she just missed the Cubs’ last World Series title in 1908.
. . .
Honored as she is, McKee didn’t spare the Padres with her harsh assessment of the franchise, saying, “I haven’t been very into the Padres because they don’t ever win any games.”

The record may be short-lived if the Braves have Julio Franco throw out the first pitch next week.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 19, 2014 at 12:24 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: first pitch, milestone, oldwarhorse, padres, veteran leadership

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Taiwan Provides What Might Be The Most Awkward First Pitch In Baseball History

Possibly NSFW?

Yoga “goddess” Yan shows off her flexible talents before the game between the Lamigo Monkeys and Brother Elephants and quickly devolves it into one big strip tease. I feel it deserves recognition as the oddest because you never really know what’s coming or where she is going with her routine. At first I thought she was going to throw the ball backwards, but by the end I was expecting it to shoot out of her like a cannon. The worst part is how she totally woofs the pitch part of her routine.

If I’m not mistaken, I believe I saw David Wells attempt the same feat before a game in 1998. But then he threw a perfect game, so who am I to judge?

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 09, 2014 at 11:06 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: first pitch, strip tease, taiwan, yoga

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Cameron: FG on Fox: Maybe Hitters Are Being Too Passive

If this lasts, it would mark the first season ever recorded — as far back as Baseball-Reference’s data for that split goes anyway, which for this specific number is 1988 — where the OPS on at-bats with a first pitch swing was higher than the OPS on at-bats with a first pitch take. For most of the last 25 years, it hasn’t even been close.

bobm Posted: June 14, 2014 at 09:44 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: first pitch

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

50 Cent Blames Bad Pitch on ‘Excessive Masturbation’ | Rolling Stone

Where was Dr. Andrews when he needed him?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2014 at 08:19 PM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: first pitch

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Big League Stew: The Internet made it so: 50 Cent’s bad first pitch hit by Vladimir Guerrero

We will never forget, Vlad.

Thank you, Internet wizards at MLB Fan Cave for mashing that up for our delight. (It’s our second favorite 50 Cent mashup, for the record). But we needed Vlad meets 50, we just didn’t know we needed it.

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: June 03, 2014 at 11:08 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: first pitch, internet, rap battle, vladimir guerrero

 

 

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