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Mo’ne Davis throws fantastic first pitch in L.A. last night

Sep 3, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

Man, it was an embarrassment of pitching riches at Dodger Stadium last night. In addition to Clayton Kershaw throwing his usual eight dominant innings, the ceremonial first pitch was pretty darn good too.

Check out Little League World Series sensation┬áMo’ne Davis fire a strike — a low strike with good movement — from the mound last night:

They all should be like that. They can’t be because most of us can’t throw with a diddly durn, but they all should be.

  1. goskinsvt - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Wow, you weren’t kidding, good movement.

    • pittsborgfaygits - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Lol movement. Yeah because that’s what it was.

      • Wesley Clark - Sep 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM

        What a uniquely over the top homophobic user name. You must think you are so clever!

      • pittsborgfaygits - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        Actually Wesley it’s not much more homophobic than your name. More of a figure of speech because that’s just simply the English language in 2014. Thanks for being so closed-minded and politically correct though. We need more people like you in this world to help make it more boring and controlled.

      • Wesley Clark - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

        You are so right. I will try and be more open minded to the idea of disparaging someone with a slur for their sexuality as just part of the English language. How so not 2014 of me. I swear I’ll try to be better next time. PS – You can use whatever you username you want. I really don’t care how you use your freedom of speech. I was just pointing out what a small minded bigot you are.

      • scatterbrian - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

        Can you explain the meaning behind your username?

  2. missthemexpos - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    More than a few pitchers in the league are wishing they had movement like that.

  3. ripwarrior - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    She’s already better than john lackey

  4. toodrunktotastethischicken - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    She’s actually from Philadelphia, not Chicago. Wrong team Mr. Scully!

  5. chew1985 - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    She’s from Philly not Chi-town, Vin!

    • nbjays - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Then the Phillies will want to sign her… in about 25 years.

    • someguyinva - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Has the video been edited since you and toodrunk wrote your comments? I didn’t hear Scully say “Chicago”.

    • D.J. Short - Sep 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Mr. Scully corrected himself later in the game.

  6. eagles58 - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    To give her the proper respect, the announcer should actually know where she is from. That would be Philadelphia, not Chicago.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Proper respect? If it matters, “the announcer” announced his mistake the next inning. He even explained it by stating the Chicago he mentioned was for the opponents and that Mo’Ne is from Philadelphia.

  7. mannyicey - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Vin Scully is 86 years old. I’lll give him a pass on Mo Ne’s origins. I mean, the guy called games with Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella- for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1950. So I’ll give him a pass on the mistake he made in 2014.

  8. eagles58 - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Yes, they edited it out.

  9. icanspeel - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Nice pitch, I always wondered why no one tried to throw a real strike.. then realized most probably couldn’t

  10. amaninwhite - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    TV graphics crew spelled her name wrong.

  11. Old Gator - Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    She should have been pitching for the Feesh last night. Bad Penny didn’t throw anything that well in his three meeserable innings of…work?

    • Wesley Clark - Sep 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      At least Penny is replacing the no upside, old man, Jacob Turner. I mean who could have possibly predicted this outcome with Brad Penny?

  12. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Ummm… Was that the fabled lost screwball? That pitch started left then broke right.

    • derklempner - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Nah, just a two-seamer from a lower arm angle. Anybody can learn to throw that pitch if they change their arm angle to what’s commonly known as “three-quarters” delivery.

  13. joeflaccosunibrow - Sep 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I bet Brian Cashman had his scouts there last night!

  14. randomjoeblow - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Yep — that’s some good gravity.

  15. genericcommenter - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Great pitch, but not surprising. She’s a top pitcher in her age group, right?

  16. wpjohnson - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    I’m sure she threw better than Obama. Of course, Phyllis Diller would throw better than Obama.

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    • genericcommenter - Sep 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      Can she pitch?

  18. jayquintana - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    I’m hoping to hear this very soon, “Dodgers trade Brian Wilson to Taney Dragons for Mo’ne Davis.”

  19. indaburg - Sep 3, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Nice pitch. She made it look easy. No, Craig, they shouldn’t all be like that. If we could all do that, we wouldn’t have such an appreciation for what the pros can do.

  20. rcali - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Are we sure this just isn’t Danny Almonte in a wig?

  21. ndrick731 - Sep 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Is this kid ever going back to school or is she just going to ride the media circus for the rest of her 15 minutes. For crying out loud this is getting ridiculous. Kid pitched one good game in the LLWS and now she walks on water. She better get used to LA because her head has swelled so much that she will never be able to get it through the door of the plane to go home.

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