Attention all MLB teams: In need of a couple wins this season? Then you may want to consider having a pro golfer throw out the first pitch. Less than a week after Dustin Johnson took the mound in San Francisco on the same night Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw the first perfect game in club history, Bubba Watson did the exact same thing before the New York Mets' game at Citi Field.
And guess what? Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey threw a one-hitter. I think we're starting to see a trend here. Watson, who's in town for the Travelers Championship in Hartford, Conn., did a heck of a lot better than Johnson's effort, who bounced the ball into the dirt, throwing a perfect strike with a Dickey-esque knuckleball.
I have to say, that's a pretty good effort from Mr. Watson. I'm not sure about the velocity, but if a team's ever looking for someone to throw batting practice, he might be worth a phone call.