Throwing a baseball should be easy peasy for Tara, the hero cat from Bakersfield, Calif. who saved a little boy from a dog attack and became an Internet sensation because it all was caught on video. Now we get to find out what kind of arm she has (and with which paw she throws).
Tara and the Triantafilo family will throw out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game on Tuesday night, the team announced. The Blaze are a Class A minor-league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
It all makes sense. The first thing any newly famous person or feline does after becoming famous is throw out a first pitch. It's in the Constitution!
You remember the story from three days ago:
Jeremy Triantafilo, 4, was riding his bike Tuesday in his family's driveway when a neighborhood dog came from behind and bit down on his leg. The dog was violently pulling Jeremy down his driveway when his kitty, Tara, bolted to the rescue.
Tara plowed into the much-larger dog and chased it away. Home surveillance cameras captured the cat's heroic feat. The viral video has racked up more than 7.5 million views on YouTube in less than 48 hours.
Impressive. Tara might have saved a life, but that's still not as impressive to the Internet as this cat:
What else is ahead for Tara, probably? A guest shot on David Letterman. A visit to the White House rose garden. A lifetime cat food promotion. Movie deal as Michael Madsen's sidekick in a straight-to-video thriller. Brushes with the law in real life. A 12-step program for cats who couldn't handle the fame. Reality TV comeback series. And then, back to normal.
Big BLS H/N: SB Nation
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