MLB, Sports

Autism Awareness Night For The Reds Featured One Of The Best First Pitches We Have Ever Seen

Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philly was Autism Awareness Night and the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by a young man with autism named Joseph Dever. Joseph took the opportunity to have a blast, and we loved every second of it. Everyone can learn a lesson from the amount of fun Joseph squeezed out of 30 seconds.

The 700 Level did a perfect job in describing the goodness:

First, he does the old glove to the face trick to communicate with someone about pitch selection (we assume), then he gets into a serious pitching position before balking to get the crowd pumped up. What a showman! Finally, after delivering a pretty decent pitch to the Phillie Phanatic, the kid makes your heart melt by imitating Brad Lidge’s legendary fall-to-his-knees celebration following the Phillies winning the World Series in Game 5 in 2008. But the cuteness doesn’t stop there, as one of his little lady friends runs out and tackles him to the ground. Amazing.

Pretty awesome, huh?

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