Throwing out the first pitch is a nerve-racking experience. Trust me, I have done it dozens of times and, despite having played and coached for most of my life, I still get a few butterflies when I do. For most who get the opportunity, it's a once-in-a-lifetrime thing.
It usually ends badly for them, too.
Not for this 9-year-old in St. Petersburg, Fla. Throwing out the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game was not the highlight of her day. Learning who caught that first pitch... that's priceless.