While boring, old cranky pants Jack White was busy throwing in the dirt for ball one at the Detroit Tigers game last night, the Houston Astros made up for their eventual 7-4 loss to the Oakland A’s by offering us the best first pitch of the 2014 MLB season thus far. Now, I don’t mean that it was the best because it involved Booker T showing up and the crew at Minute Maid Park cranking his ring entrance music so fans could chant, “Ice ice… cold coooooooooold…” while the WWE Hall of Famer hammed it up for fans. It was the best because Booker T threw a perfect strike, before and after he totally hammed it up for fans.
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Perhaps even more important than Booker T’s blueprint for how to pull off a perfect first pitch ceremony was Houston’s mascot, Orbit, showing off his Spinaroonie. When did Orbit sneak his way into the conversation for best mascot in baseball? Who cares, he’s definitely at the top now.