McKayla Maroney was in Chicago on Friday and threw out the first pitch prior to the White Sox-Twins game, and she put a gymnastics twist on it.
The 18-year-old Olympic gold medalist busted out what looked like a cartwheel and front handspring to bring her about 20 feet away from the plate, and she still threw her pitch out of the zone. But she gets an A for creativity, so we won’t be too harsh on her for the toss.
Plus, like she pointed out on Twitter, she’s already proven she can make the throw from the mound:
Apparently the throw at the Sox game was just her changeup:
fyi i've already thrown a pitch from the mound. https://t.co/HEYxha16AN i was just unveiling my changeup pitch;)
— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 2, 2014
We are definitely impressed.