The first pitch cat
Tara the "Hero Cat," who saved a little boy from a dog attack, was welcomed by the minor league baseball Bakersfield Blaze last night. Tara threw out the ceremonial first pitch The boy, four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo threw out a pitch as well.
Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, is the pitching coach of the Blaze. Reds pitching prospect and Blaze pitcher Ben Lively (7-1 0.81) volunteered to catch the first pitches.
Here is the game story from the Blaze. The AP has more here. A Bakersfield television station offered a live on-line stream of the event.
Tom Browning is the manager of the Bakersfield Blaze, the Reds High-A minor league affiliate.
Video of the attack last week