won today, and I’d like to think it was because I brought them a bit of luck.
I was honored that today was Miss D.C. Day at the Nationals! Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Payne, sang the National Anthem – she’s amazing! – and I got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch!
As everyone was stressing to me how important it was that I just make sure the ball goes over the plate, I was a bit nervous that I might not throw well at all… and I will admit that standing on the pitcher’s mound was just a bit too daunting. So, I stood just a bit in front of the mound (that’s not cheating!) and… made it over the plate!
I got to keep the ball (I’m hoping to have some of the players sign it for me) and watch the rest of the game in the stands with some of the other Miss D.C. contestants and some of the Miss D.C. Board. After all of that fun, the Nationals win was icing on the cake.
See the video of my first pitch here on YouTube courtesy of John Cole.