(not the heroic cat in question – from CSTB file footage of cats who’ve never saved anyone from anything)

A female kitty cat hailed worldwide for heroism in saving a small child from a vicious dog attack has been booked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Bakersfield’s (Class-A, Reds) Tuesday night game against Lancaster. From the AP :

Dan Besbris of the Bakersfield Blaze minor league baseball team said Friday that the cat named Tara will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the next home game. Besbris wouldn’t reveal how they expect to pull off the stunt, hoping to heighten interest. Tara has already proven she’s exceptional, he said.

“It sounds crazy,” Besbris said. “But we’ve got a trick up our sleeve.”

As long at the trick doesn’t include Mitch Williams calling anyone a pussy, they have my rapt attention.