Alex Ovechkin uses mulligan to deliver accurate first pitch at Nationals game

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Alex Ovechkin needed a second attempt with his ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park. (Getty)
Alex Ovechkin needed a second attempt with his ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park. (Getty)

There are certain rights afforded to you when you carry around the Stanley Cup.

Entrance into Tiesto’s booth at his Las Vegas show, the water cannon salute upon touching down on the airport tarmac, a mulligan with a ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park.

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Back in D.C. after the Washington Capitals’ championship celebration in Las Vegas, Alex Ovechkin agreed to set Lord Stanley down for just a second to kick off the proceedings between the Washington Nationals and visiting San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon.

And after air-mailing his first throw over the head of Capitals superfan Max Scherzer, Ovechkin was given a second attempt from the bump, this time floating it over the heart of the plate and into the glove of the three-time Cy Young Award winner.


We’re willing to excuse Ovechkin for his initial inaccuracy. Stanley Cup celebrations could throw anyone’s biomechanics out of whack.


Now, when do we see Scherzer’s slapper?


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