Found September 17, 2013 on Holdout Sports:

Golf Channel personality Holly Sonders was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Monday night's Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field. However, rather than risk potential embarrassment with a bad throw, a la Carly Rae Jepsen, Sonders stuck with her strength and used her golf skills to chip the baseball into home plate. Your browser does not support iframes. Looks like she made the right choice. Video via MLB. H/T Sports Grid. Related posts: Lightning coach Guy Boucher delivers first pitch at Rays game with hockey stick (Video) Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

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