T-Rex at Petco: Courtesy of Google Images

Video: T-Rex throws out first pitch at Royals vs. Padres game

The San Diego Padres PR department treated their fans to an unusual sight on Wednesday’s afternoon game against the Kansas City Royals. The game’s first pitch was tossed out by a baby-T-Rex dinosaur from an ongoing San Diego stage show “Walking with Dinosaurs”.

Video Courtesy of MLB.com

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve never seen anything like a T-Rex hurling a baseball by grasping it in its mouth and flinging it toward home.

The ball landed a bit short, but hey, it’s a frigging dinosaur. What do you expect?

The Padres might have been better off if they let Baby-T take the mound during the game. The Royals battered the real Padres pitching staff for 8 runs (6 earned), 14 hits, and 5 walks while winning 8-0. Kansas City took the 3 game series 2-1 in Petco Park.

Perhaps the Boys in Blue didn’t find 95-mph pitches very frightening after staring down a carnivorous dinosaur.

James Shields pitched 7 strong innings, giving up no runs and striking out four to run his record to 4-3 with a 2.70 ERA. Eric Hosmer had a big day at the plate, going 3-4, with 3 singles, a walk, a run scored, and 3 RBI’s.

Just yesterday, the Detroit Tigers had an armed samurai toss out the opening pitch. I don’t know about the rest of you Royals fans, but I find these characters just a little intimidating. I think the Royals need to reply with the Incredible Hulk or maybe get Iron Man to throw out a first pitch in Kansas City.

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