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Eli Manning used his arm to help the New York Giants win two Super Bowls so throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday's New York Mets game against the Cincinnati Reds sounded easier than the quarterback's laid-back demeanor.  Manning was so confident, he threw the ball while holding his daughter, Ava, in his left arm while he did it.  It was Father's Day after all.

Manning threw the first pitch to Mets third baseman David Wright before the game began at Citi Field after warming up in the Mets' bullpen.  The throw was a little high and outside.


Donning a No. 10 Mets jersey and holding his little girl in his left arm, the Giants quarterback lobbed a pitch to Wright from just in front of the mound.

The two-time Super Bowl MVP said he played baseball in high school— but mostly at second base.

"You can't one-hop it down there," he joked.  "If I miss, I'll miss high."

It was Manning's first trip to Citi Field but he was diplomatic when he said he roots for both the Mets and the Yankees.

"I'm a New York fan," he said.


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