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The First Pitch

By Dr. Laundry August 28, 2006

This past weekend I had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Sacramento Rivercats game. Talk about pressure! More than a dozen of my friends drove up to see if I would choke or throw the ball to the backstop. Being sick last week had kept me from throwing a few practice pitches at the local high school, so I was more than a little anxious. As I went into the wind-up, I thought of my own advice as a Little League coach: focus, throw hard and finish on the glove. While it was a little high and inside, there was a pop in the glove as the ball “exploded.” Also I got to meet and get my picture taken with Dinger the mascot. (I’ll try to get some photos up soon!) Great night in a fun ballpark, Raley Field. Get out and try a Minor League game if you haven’t had the opportunity. It’s a ton of fun and not as slow/stuffy as some Major League games.