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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lil’ Bautista Curtis Hopkins Throws Out First Pitch at Blue Jays Game (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays fan they call “Lil’ Bautista” had the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the Blue Jays-Yankees game Friday. Lil’ Bautista (pictured courtesy of Big League Stew) is 7-year-old Curtis Hopkins, a youngster from Acton, Ontario. So what’s the big deal with him? Nothing other than he paints a beard on his face and looks just like Jose Bautista, who actually was out of the lineup Friday with an ankle injury. Check out the video of Lil Bautista throwing out the first pitch at the Jays-Yankees game Friday night:

Lil’ Bautista looked like he was having a blast. He was in full-on ballplayer garb for the event, and he got the interview treatment afterwards. Check out the pictures:

The pitch he lobbed up there was pretty high, but it’s OK — Lil’ Bautista is only seven, and we know Bautistas are late developers anyway.

So how does Lil’ Bautista compare with Baby JoePa? They’re pretty similar. At least he’s not as creepy as the little Miikka Kiprusoff fan, because that was just scary.

Photo Credit: Tony Ambrogio, Blue Jays

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