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J.J. Watt probably could be a really, really good baseball player

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

On Friday, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt proved he can handle a baseball bat pretty well, calmly smashing a reported five home runs in batting practice with the Astros.

On Sunday, in Major League Baseball's first game of the season, Watt got the chance to display his arm while throwing out the first pitch. And display it he did, hurling the ball a reported 73 mph (you can see the MLB.com version of it here). Which, in case you didn't know, is really fast for a non-professional baseball player.

Watt played baseball until his sophomore year of high school before giving up the sport to focus on football (he also played hockey until he was 13, but stopped because it was too expensive -- which means our Eye on Hockey bros should be on the lookout for a potential video of Watt dropping the puck or something).

Either way, the breaking news is here is this: J.J. Watt is a very good, very versatile athlete.

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