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VIDEO: Cancer Survivor’s First Pitch Ended Up a Low Blow

While the catcher wasn’t able to snag the throw, a camera man just happened to be in the line of fire… in a most unfortunate way.

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One of the most wince-inducing first pitches ever occurred at Fenway this week. It wasn’t wince-inducing because it was a bad pitch, per se. It was wince-inducing for where it ended up.

Jordan Leandre was invited to throw out the first pitch during Wednesday’s Boston Red Sox-St. Louis Cardinals game at Fenway Park because he is a 17-year-old cancer survivor. Clearly he wasn’t invited for his baseball skills.

The teen stepped up to the mound and wound up to let loose a bit of a wild throw toward home plate if not exactly AT home plate.

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The pitch went high and wide, high enough to fly out of reach for the catcher.

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But while the catcher wasn’t able to snag the throw, a camera man just happened to be in the line of fire… in a most unfortunate way.

Leandre’s pitch nailed Lawrence Eagle photographer Tony Capobianco right in the worst place possible.

This video is not to be missed:

Wowie. Leandre’s face after the disastrous throw says it all.

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Nike Yanks Redskins Merch From Website As Team Sponsors Demand Name Change

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The PC police are at it again, folks. With the racial tensions in America reaching new heights in light of the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers, those who are obsessed with finding racism under every rock and around every corner have once again, for the umpteenth time, set their sights on the Washington Redskins professional football team. Nike, the world’s most popular shoe and sports merchandises brand, has pulled all products related to the Redskins team as sponsors for the Redskins demand that the team change its name to something a little less offensive. Good grief. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: Searches for Washington Redskins apparel on Nike’s website yielded no results Thursday night, the day after 87 investment firms sent letters to three Redskins sponsors, Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo, urging them to end their relationships with the team if it did not change its name, according to Fox Business. “In light of the Black Lives Matter movement that has focused the world’s attention on centuries of systemic racism, we are witnessing a fresh outpouring of opposition to the team name,” the firms said to Nike in the letter. “Therefore, it is time for Nike to meet the magnitude of this moment, to make their opposition to the racist team name clear, and to take tangible and meaningful steps to exert pressure on the team to cease using it.” FedEx specifically holds the naming rights to the team’s home stadium, and the company CEO holds a minority ownership in the franchise. https://twitter.com/RyanFieldABC/status/1278872483605733377 Owner of the Redskins, Daniel Snyder, has been hit time and time again over his choice to keep the name of the team the same, as folks on the left claim it’s offensive to Native Americans. However, Snyder has refused to…

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Trump Punts Fauci’s Concerns About NFL Season Taking Place During Coronavirus Pandemic

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President Trump gave Dr. Anthony Fauci’s concerns over the upcoming NFL season starting during the pandemic a nice, big punt down field, which you can probably bet irked the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that this season of pro-football wasn’t going to happen “unless players are essentially in a bubble.” Trump put Fauci in his place rather quickly by stating that the doctor “has nothing to do” with the NFL. That’s got to sting a little, don’t you think? The president definitely stripped Fauci of his oversized britches, didn’t he? Here’s more on this from Washington Examiner: “They are planning a very safe and controlled opening,” Trump tweeted. Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1274006223013249026 Fauci recommended that players be “insulated from the community” and take a coronavirus test “nearly every day.” “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year,” he said. The NFL has already released the game schedule for the 2020 season, so it’s going to be interesting to see what happens over the next few months in regards to the pandemic and if there’s a second wave that might end the season before it has a chance to even start. The president has insisted on multiple occasions that he won’t be watching the games anyway due to the National Anthem protests that happen before every game. According to Ben Carson, several officials have tried to convince Trump to tune in this upcoming season,…

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