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Bush Will Throw First Pitch at World Series
Bush Will Throw
First Pitch in Game 1

Bush Will Throw First Pitch in Game 1

This will be the first pitch before a World Series opener for former president, Rangers owner

(Newser) - Former president and former Rangers owner George W. Bush will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Texas plays the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series opener on Friday night. This will be Bush's fourth World Series ceremonial first pitch but his first before an opener, the AP reports....

Conor McGregor's New Title: 'Worst First Pitch' Thrower

MMA fighter's pitch hit barrier some 20 feet right of home plate

(Newser) - The world's highest-paid athlete can throw a punch with accuracy, but apparently not a baseball. Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor joined the long list of celebrities who've bungled a ceremonial first pitch at an MLB game after he took to the mound Tuesday at Wrigley Field ahead...

Trump: I'm Just Too Busy to Throw a First Pitch

The president says he has to focus on the coronavirus, the economy, 'and much else'

(Newser) - President Trump says he's not throwing out the opening pitch at a New York Yankees game after all, Politico reports. After agreeing to do it Thursday, the president tweeted Sunday about other priorities: "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our...

'Worst First Pitch Ever' Beans Cameraman
This Might Be the Worst
Ceremonial First Pitch Ever

This Might Be the Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever

White Sox employee hit team cameraman

(Newser) - A Chicago White Sox employee may have made baseball history with the ceremonial first pitch against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday—and not in a good way. In what Deadspin describes as a strong contender for the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time, the pitch from the team'...

Robin Williams' Kids Pay Tribute at World Series

Zak throws first pitch at AT&T Park, Billy Crystal catches

(Newser) - For a few minutes last night, one of the San Francisco Giants' most famous fans loomed large in the stadium again. Before Game 5 of the World Series, Robin Williams' children paid him tribute by throwing the first pitch, US Magazine reports. Eldest son Zak did the honors with Williams'...

50 Cent Throws Out Awful First Pitch

Rapper nearly hits cameramen

(Newser) - 50 Cent probably shouldn't quit his day job. The rapper threw out the first pitch for the New York Mets at Citi Field last night, and, well, it went really wide—and almost hit some cameramen. The video, of course, quickly went viral. The New York Daily News calls...

Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch
 Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch 

Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch

But she probably shouldn't quit her day job

(Newser) - The heroic cat who protected her owners' 4-year-old son from an attacking dog was honored last night in a rather odd way: The cat, Tara, "threw" the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The family lives in Bakersfield, and the local...

Obama: I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You

Also, he once beat Maya Moore at HORSE

(Newser) - President Obama wants you to know that he had his eye on Jeremy Lin before it was cool. Obama sat down with Bill Simmons for a half-hour of sports talk on today's BS Report (audio here ), and the first question was how he felt about being America's...

Boy Whose Dad Died at Stadium Throws First Pitch

Cooper Stone's father fell trying to catch a ball

(Newser) - Nice moment before the Texas Rangers' playoff opener yesterday: 6-year-old Cooper Stone threw out the first pitch to his favorite player, Josh Hamilton. In July, Cooper watched his father, Shannon, fall to his death at Rangers Ballpark while reaching for a ball—tossed up by Hamilton. Rangers fans were on...

Sotomayor to Throw Out First Pitch for Yankees

(Newser) - Sonia Sotomayor is preparing for more than her first term on the Supreme Court—she's working on her pitching, too. The Bronx native will toss out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Saturday's game against the Red Sox, USA Today reports. The team picked her to celebrate Hispanic Heritage...

Kennedy Honored at Fenway
 Kennedy Honored at Fenway 

Kennedy Honored at Fenway

(Newser) - His hometown Boston Red Sox honored the late Ted Kennedy tonight, the Globe reports, with an Air Force sergeant playing Taps before a pre-game moment of silence at Fenway Park. The team also played a video tribute midway through the first inning to the Massachusetts Democrat—who, the team owner...

He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of)
 He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of) 

He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of)

(Newser) - So he's not Nolan Ryan. President Obama threw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight in the All-Star Game in passable fashion, writes Kevin Kernan in the New York Post. "He threw lefty and didn't have much heat on the looping toss, but Albert Pujols stepped up and made the...

Obama Readies Arm for Tonight's All-Star Pitch

Will throw first toss at tonight's game in St. Louis

(Newser) - President Obama is getting ready to toss out the first pitch at tonight’s All-Star Game in St. Louis, Fox News reports, and is relying on the experience from his previous such gig, for the White Sox in 2005. “My general strategy the last time I threw a pitch...

Obama to Throw Out 1st Pitch at All-Star Game

(Newser) - President Obama will toss the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14, Major League Baseball announced yesterday. He’ll be the fourth president to do so, following John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, and the seventh to attend the game. He’s also got some...

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