Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Video Clip: Cirque du Pitch (6/27/11)

"There's No Crying in Baseball"* but Flips Are a Must

There's no place like the official "home plate" of the Cirque du Soleil back at the Las Vegas MGM Grand but the circus came to the pitcher's mound of Padre town on Monday night.

While delivering the ceremonial first pitch, one of the troupe’s performers put on quite a show at PETCO Park when -- mere seconds after landing back on his feet from an acrobatic flip -- he managed to send down a strike. 

Now that's entertainment. Let's play ball! 

Visiting players wonder, "When did the Padres change uniforms?" 

* Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own