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Video: Hometown Hero Tara The Cat Isn't A Great Pitcher But We Still Love Her

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Tara the hero cat, who saved her 4-year-old owner from a dog attack, was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch for the Bakersfield Blaze last night.

I was wondering how they were going to get a cat to throw a pitch without CGI. It looks like the team tried to set up a baseball on some fishing line so that Tara could use her fiercely protective paws to push the ball down the wire. If it had worked, it probably would have been funny to watch from the stands. But it didn't, and so Roger Triantafilo had to kind of help Tara throw the pitch himself. (Maybe Tara needed a pep talk!)

Jeremy Triantafilo, the 4-year-old saved by their rescue cat, took a stab at pitching, too. His mom Erica Triantafilo watched on and told ABC, "We just hope this is really the memory that stays with him over the attack."

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