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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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.


at 2:32 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't suppose Leslie has any legislative accomplishments to report upon?

at 6:57 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard she's throwing Scott Gehring out on his ear...oh, wait...she already did that recently!!!

at 9:22 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie has been in a much better mood and a much more effective council representative ever since she canned Gehring.

at 2:49 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous CincyJeff said...

2:32 - are you saying Mrs. Ghiz Aziz hasn't followed through on her 2005 campaign promise to cut Council salaries? That would be tragic if true.

at 2:20 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Gosh, how does she intend to do all this ?

Lie-yering, clown-ciling, mother-ing, and now sling-ing balls around ?

at 3:17 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Scott Gehring? Did he used to be somebody?

at 1:00 PM, May 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no, no...

Scott Gehring isn't a "has-been"

He's a "never-was"

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