New Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for tonight’s Washington Nationals game. The Nats take on the Colorado Rockies at home at 7:05pm on MASN. Be sure to tune in!
For those worried about embarrassing celebrity first-pitches that get thrown way wide or short of the plate, this is not one to worry about. Besides being a hall of fame hockey player, Oates, 49, was also a professional lacrosse player before making the NHL. The arm mechanics of a lacrosse shot from 60 feet and a baseball pitch from 60 feet are remarkably similar, meaning Oates should get a decent change-up across the plate tonight.
Uh, I think I’ll root for Teddy tonight. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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