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How does a T.Rex throw out the opening pitch with such tiny arms? Oh, that’s how.


A costumed dinosaur, Baby T, from “Walking with Dinosaurs” throws out the first pitch before a game between the Royals and the Padres at Petco Park. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Before Wednesday’s Royals-Padres game, things got a wee bit Jurassic at Petco Park. A pretty realistic-looking dinosaur — to the degree that we have any idea what dinosaurs actually looked like — came out to the mound to throw the opening pitch. On the other end was the Padres mascot, Swinging Friar, who is a much less realistic-looking man of the cloth, but enough about him.

The Tyrannosaurus rex was in town to promote a November visit to San Diego by the “Walking With Dinosaurs” show, so what better way to drum up early interest than to make a dramatic appearance at a baseball game? The only question would be how Baby T would make the throw, and the answer turned out to be obvious. Instead of even attempting to use one of its teeny, little arms — or any of its unfortunately costume-mandated four legs — the dino simply grabbed the ball by its huge mouth and hurled it toward ol’ Friar.

(courtesy of @Cut4)

Aerosmith bass guitarist Tom Hamilton throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Rangers in Boston, Friday, July 16, 2010. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press) Aerosmith bass guitarist Tom Hamilton throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Rangers in Boston, Friday, July 16, 2010. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Okay, the toss was a bit short, but it had impressive accuracy.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a dinosaur has thrown the opening pitch at a baseball game. Heck, multiple members of Aerosmith have done it.

Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.
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