Hero Cat Can Has First Pitch

tara the cat first pitch

The season of awesome first pitches continued last night with what might be the first first pitch thrown out by a cat!

Here's the wind-up: Last week, a kid in California was out in his driveway when he was attacked by a dog. What could have been a tragedy turned into an incredible moment of heroism when the boy was saved by his cat, Tara. It's one of the great moments in the history of cat/human relations, and Tara rightly became an instant Internet celebrity. And the minor league baseball team the Bakersfield Blaze gave Tara a true hero's honor: tossing the ceremonial first pitch.

How does a cat throw a baseball? Good question! Here's the pitch:

Wouldn't you know it, she's a southpaw! It might not have been the best throw ever, but hang in there, Tara! You'll get 'em next time!

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

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