The US women’s hockey team was invited to take part in the opening ceremonies before the Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankees at Fenway Park Thursday night. Meghan Duggan, the captain of the team that won silver at the Sochi Olympics, threw out the first pitch. She took the opportunity to mock Michael Pineda.
As you know, Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night’s game for having pine tar on his neck. He has since been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball for the offense. Duggan, who grew up in Massachusetts, couldn’t resist seizing the moment.
— Marc Normandin (@Marc_Normandin) April 25, 2014
Of course, the Yankees went on to destroy the Red Sox 14-5 on a night in which outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp was called upon to pitch. No one said taunting the opposition would bring good luck.