Is Nastia Liukin the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Lucky Charm?
Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Nastia Liukin was given first-pitch honors before Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park. She sadly didn’t do any flips or cartwheels like McKayla Maroney, but she did manage to throw a pretty respectable toss that went down to the plate and directly to the catcher in just one try. You hear that, Bob Costas?
And while I don’t have any scientific evidence to prove this, the pitch seemed to be a lucky charm for the Pirates, who broke a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory. No word yet on if the team has begged Liukin to throw out every first pitch for the rest of the regular season.See something entertaining on social media that you think deserves to be shared? Let me know on Twitter, @darcymaine_espn.