So this is now something of a trend, and it’s a good one.

After Katie Ledecky handed off her collection of medals to Bryce Harper earlier this week, and then threw a strike.

Tonight, it was Boston-area native Aly Raisman’s turn at Fenway, and she didn’t disappoint, transferring her medals to David Ortiz before throwing her own first pitch.

Ortiz had the proper reaction, as well:

That’s fantastic stuff.

Here is the video of an interview later in the game with a clip of the pitch itself (via cjzero)

Frankly, touring ballparks and throwing out first pitches is how Olympians should spend their time between Olympic years. Maybe we could get Usain Bolt to race Billy Hamilton.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a columnist at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer. He is probably talking to a dog in a silly voice at this very moment.