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World's Greatest Cat Gets Called Up To The Minors To Pitch

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Hometown hero Tara the Cat got called up to the minors today. The Bakersfield Blaze, the unofficial minor league team of stoners and the official Class A affiliate of Cincinnati Reds, has asked Tara and the 4-year-old owner she saved to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a game on May 20, according to TMZ.

This goes to show that Tara is the hometown hero the dusty, sweltering town of Bakersfield needs. However, we're not entirely sure what a cat is supposed to do on a baseball diamond (much less with a ball), but it will probably be enough for her just to show up so everyone can take a bazillion photos with their cell phones (where you can barely see her).

Tara has never been like the other cats, but hopefully, she doesn't mind the crowds and attention.

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