The ceremonial first pitch is a sacred honor at any baseball game. Alright, so it’s more of a promotional opportunity. Still, it’s a time-honored baseball tradition. Now, the bar has been raised thanks to the San Diego Padres.
While getting a famous actor or singer to throw a ball is one thing, what about a dinosaur? That’s right, at the Padres game on Wednesday (May 7), a Tyrannosaurus Rex threw out the first pitch. They’re extinct though, so it was actually a person in a very elaborate T-Rex costume, promoting the “Walking With Dinosaurs” stage show.
The T-Rex uses its mouth to hurl the ball, then tries to fight the Padres mascot, the Swinging Friar. Good luck topping that experience, any other Major League Baseball team.