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Miguel Batista's new friend Miss Iowa will throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park tomorrow night

Jul 29, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

Apparently the flowers Miguel Batista sent to Miss Iowa did their job, because we just received a press release announcing that Katherine Connors is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park tomorrow night.
Batista filled in for the injured Stephen Strasburg at the last minute Tuesday and afterward commented that the 40,000 fans in attendance probably felt like they showed up to see Miss Universe only to get Miss Iowa instead.
Connors is the reigning Miss Iowa and issued a statement in response, saying: “I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?”
And so now the Nationals are taking her up on that offer (presumably without the Batista-walking-the-runway-in-bikini part).
In terms of the best performance throwing out the first pitch by an incredibly attractive woman, it’ll be pretty hard for Connors to top Marisa Miller throwing heat at Wrigley Field last season. Then again, Batista tossing five shutout innings as Strasburg’s replacement shows that anything can happen.

  1. Jonny5 - Jul 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Gator on second!!

  2. Old Gator - Jul 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Hang on – gotta finish covering half my lemon yellow sneakers with teal magic marker….

  3. smokehouse - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Yikes!!!!

  4. Fernando - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Sorry, half the yellow lemon HAS to be black or you’ll be fined by Selig’s Fashion Police.

  5. Fernando - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Sorry, half the yellow lemon HAS to be black or you’ll be fined by Selig’s Fashion Police.

  6. Old Gator - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Fernando – where the hell did that echo come from? But no – half the shoe has to be the dominant team color, which in the case of my Feesh is teal. I refuse to wear red, like some commie pinko liberal anarchist outside agitator type.

  7. Ditto65 - Jul 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Or, dare I say, red (red state, blue state), like a conservative neanderthal type?

  8. Omega - Jul 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Nice smile!

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