Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch
But she probably shouldn't quit her day job
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2014 6:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The heroic cat who protected her owners' 4-year-old son from an attacking dog was honored last night in a rather odd way: The cat, Tara, "threw" the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The family lives in Bakersfield, and the local team is an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Tara's owner, Roger Triantafilo, held her and the baseball, and the ball was then pulled toward home plate via fishing line that was attached to it. It didn't go very far—let's just say Tara is better at saving little boys than she is at baseball—but the crowd loved her. Also notable: just how calm she is during the whole thing.

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Bombasticblast760
May 21, 2014 8:17 PM CDT
Hope Tara the cat runs for president. At least, we will get some one who does something out there somewhere!
finkster
May 21, 2014 8:45 AM CDT
I think Tara the cat should run for Congress. She's has the strips for it. And can take a dump on all the crooked politicians (that includes all of them.) and bury them in the litter box of hell where they belong.
RATBURL
May 21, 2014 8:09 AM CDT
Great video! Nice to see a cat kicking some ass occasionally