On Saturday night, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez took the mound at Citi Field to throw at the first pitch for the Mets’ game against the Nationals. The Mets ended up winning the game 3-1 and if you ask me, they were probably inspired by Hernandez’s athletic first pitch.
And if the small clip of her leaping in the air, doing a flip and elegantly recovering to throw the pitch isn’t impressive enough, just take a look at how majestic the motion is as a photo.
She has her eyes locked in on the catcher. In the air. And upside-down!
Noah Syndergaard can’t do that! Though it’s probably because he’s a foot and a half taller than Hernandez. He’s probably not as agile as the Olympian.
Yes, this is 6'6" Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard with 5'0" Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. pic.twitter.com/jXP3z03q2X— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 3, 2016