Heroic Cat Will Throw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game

A few days ago, a stray dog viciously attacked a four-year old boy in Bakersfield, California. The boy had to get stitches. But the attack could have ended much worse were not for the heroics of Tara, the family cat. Tara immediately leaped into action to defend her human, attacking and chasing the dog away.

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The cat has been widely praised for her quick thinking and courage during the encounter. The Bakersfield Blaze, a minor league baseball team, will honor the cat at its next game by permitting Tara to throw the first pitch. The AP reports:

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."

-via Dave Barry

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