Ghiz Throws Out First Pitch
Cincinnati City Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz - who is 6 1/2 months pregnant - is throwing out the first pitch tonight before the University of Cincinnati's baseball game.
She said in a news release this morning that she is confident she'll throw a perfect strike. Her aide, Zach Garrison, helped her toss a few balls last night to practice.
"I can totally do it," she said today. "Are you kidding me?"
No word yet on whether a pregnant woman has thrown out a first pitch before. The idea came up some time ago when Ghiz met the UC coach and they talked about Mayor Mark Mallory's pitch on Opening Day last year.
The team gave her a few dates to choose from in May, including Thursday. But that day, UC plays the Mountaineers of West Virginia, Ghiz's alma mater. She wouldn't do it then.
The game's at 6 p.m. at the stadium named for Marge Schott.