The Dodgers invited three of the “Fierce Five” to throw out the first pitch before their game yesterday against the Padres. McKayla Maroney, Kayla Ross and Gabby Douglas all took the mound and threw with varying results. The most impressive performance came from McKayla Maroney who not only took the mound, but pitched off the rubber and had the best throw. The gold medalists’ next stop will be the MTV VMAs. Since they’re so young (Maroney is the oldest of the three and she won’t be 17 until December) I wonder if they’re confused by MTV giving out awards for music videos.
Update: As Fetch points out, Katie Ledecky, the 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist in the 800m freestyle threw out the first pitch at the Nationals game last yesterday. Props to Ledecky for bringing and glove and looking like someone who has played baseball before.