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Nun throws epic first pitch at a White Sox game

By on August 20, 2018

A nun with a pretty great arm threw the opening pitch at a White Sox game this weekend, and she not only tossed a perfect strike to the plate, but also flaunted a bit of swagger beforehand.

As reports, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck—decked out in the jersey of Marian Catholic High School, where she works—bounced the ball on her arm before firing the first pitch, much to the crowd’s delight.

“She was pretty good, actually,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said, according to “We talked to her a little bit but before we were talking to her, she was talking to someone and she wanted to warm up. She had a mitt and a ball. She gave him the mitt. She stepped back at about 45 feet and threw a bullet.

“I’m like, ‘Wait a minute … [S]he looks like she can play a little bit.”

But Sister Mary Jo made sure to practice her moves before the big game.

The kicker? Sister Mary Jo is a Cardinals fan, according to Renteria.

“[B]ut she wants to be a part of falling in love with the Sox,” he added.

Watch the amazing first pitch below.




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