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Internet sensation 'Hero Cat' throws out Minor League first pitch

Hero Cat throws out Minor League first pitch

Internet celebrity and future Cat President Tara, aka the Hero Cat, visited the Bakersfield Blaze (a Class A affiliate of the Reds) on Tuesday.

Tara rose to prominence when a video of her rescuing a young boy from the clutches of an evil dog went viral online. Check it out:

In recognition of this courageous feat, Tara was invited to toss out a ceremonial first pitch before the Blaze took on the awesomely-named Lancaster Jethawks (an Astros affiliate).

The young boy that Tara rescued also got to throw a first pitch, and you can watch them both below (Hero Cat's toss comes at around the 2:05 mark):

It wasn't the best first pitch, but Hero Cat has a good explanation: