Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Hero cat' throws out ceremonial first pitch (VIDEO)

The cat that was hailed a hero, after a video of her saving a young boy from a dog attack went viral, has thrown the first pitch at a baseball game. Tara the California cat threw a ceremonial pitch at the start of a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game on Tuesday.

In case you've been living in a doghouse and haven't seen the video, four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was viciously bitten on the leg and dragged off his bike by a dog last week, before Tara took the bullying pooch to task. 

Jeremy threw the actual first pitch of the game before handing the ball to his cat. Tara drew a large crowd of "hero cat" fans to the stadium, with attendance nearly triple that of a usual Tuesday night game.

There was a failed attempt at the game, between the Blaze and the Lancaster JetHawks, to have Tara "throw" the pitch using a baseball attached to a fishing line.

Instead, Ryan Triantafilo helped the cat "throw" the pitch as he held her in his arms.

Here's the heroic rescue:

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