Found May 16, 2014 on The Other Paper:
The hero cat that saved a boy from being ferociously attacked by a dog earlier this week in California, will throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game.The Bakersfield Blaze — the Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds — reached out to the cat's owners hoping to get Tara to make the ceremonial first pitch at a game next week.A representative for the team told TMZ that Tara's keepers, the Triantatilos, accepted the offer and the brave feline (along with Jeremy, the boy she saved) will take the mound to throw out the first pitch on May 20th.How the little cat with a big attitude will actually throw the ball is anyone's guess, but I'm willing to bet she's a southpaw.

Tara the Hero Cat scheduled to throw out first pitch at minor league game

The cat from Bakersfield, Calif. who became a worldwide sensation after saving a four-year-old boy from a dog attack has been invited by a minor league baseball team to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before an upcoming game. And wouldn’t you know it, the heroic feline “accepted” the offer! Tara the Hero Cat will […] The post Tara the Hero Cat scheduled to throw out first...

Reds Receive Good News on Joey Votto

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Video: Highlights from Johnny Cueto's complete game shutout over Padres

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Reds' Mat Latos transferred to 60-day DL

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Day-night doubleheader for Reds

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Joey Votto Watch - MRI on Knee

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Scouting the Opposing Pitcher: Alfredo Simon

If the rain holds off tonight, and that is a big if, the Phillies will face 33-year old righty Alfredo Simon. Simon’s ties to Philadephia are strong: Simon was actually signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1999 and traded to Baltimore in 2004 with Ricky Ledee for Felix Rodriguez. Simon signed as a free agent with Texas following the 2006 season before being selected...

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Jay Bruce has been jogging toast this week

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Padres' 3 HRs beat Reds 6-1, split doubleheader

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