San Diego Padres fans were treated to quite the celebrity first pitch on Wednesday. Despite having been extinct for 65 million years, a dinosaur took to the Petco Park pitcher’s mound ahead of the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals to throw out the first pitch . . . with its mouth.
The baby Tyrannosaurus Rex (not a raptor, as the announcer claims) is part of the Walking with Dinosaurs touring show. It may be an impressive sight, but it actually isn’t the first time a dinosaur has set foot in a ballpark. Dinger, the Colorado Rockies triceratops mascot, can be found lurking around Coors Field at all home games.
Despite his prehistoric nature, the T-Rex’s pitch actually went better the most celebrities’ opening tosses. Here are some of the worst: