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It's been awhile since we featured an errant first pitch on par with Mariah Carey's throwdown in Tokyo, Dany Heatley being outdone by a young girl in San Francisco or President Obama's decided ball to Albert Pujols before last year's All-Star Game.  

So here's star Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson grounding one in the dirt before last Saturday's Iowa Cubs game in her native state. Not exactly the best effort, but you have to love her trademark optimism. "That's why I'm a gymnast," she told KCCI afterward.

[Photos: See a slideshow of Johnson during her 'Dancing' days]

I'm actually just going to chalk this one up to small sample size. That's because Johnson threw out a first pitch at Dodger Stadium while doing promo work for "Dancing With The Stars" and while it wasn't exactly a bullet, it was much better than this recent toss. Check it out below.

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