Instant Cat Celebrity Declines First Pitch Honor

May 22, 2014
Originally published on May 22, 2014 7:18 am



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with a celebrity turn for a cat. Tara the cat saved a California boy from an attack by a dog. Surely, someone thought, a cat that fended off a dog could also throw the first pitch in a Minor League Baseball game. The Bakersfield Blaze wanted Tara to push a baseball dangling from a fishing line. But that's the deal with cats: The last thing they ever do is what you tell them.

Tara declined the honor, and the boy Tara saved threw the first pitch instead.

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