Being MVP has its perks. One of those is getting the awesome honor of throwing a ceremonial first pitch at an MLB game.
On Monday night, Ducks forward and the NHL's leading goal scorer this season, Corey Perry, was given that opportunity before the neighbor Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played the Washington Nationals.
After taking home the Hart Trophy as the media's pick for NHL MVP, Perry has seen his celebrity grow a little more in Southern California. He took a photo shoot with the Hart on Santa Monica pier and is now toeing the rubber at the Big Halo.
Before taking the hill, Perry remarked that he hoped he got the ball to the plate as it had been a few years since he threw a baseball. Well, he got it there no problem, hurling a high strike to Angels All-Star pitcher Jered Weaver.
It's not the greatest video you'll ever see, but you can check out the first pitch here.
-- Brian Stubits
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