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    I was watching PIT on ESPN today (Tuesday) and if any of you are familiar with the show, they have a "toss-up" feature where show hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate certain issues in sports.

    One of the "toss-up" questions was: Which was more of a disappointment for Carl Lewis, his national anthem during the Nets game or his first pitch last night at the Mariners game?

    Now, I don't know if any of you saw his first pitch, but he didn't even get the ball to go 2 feet. I'm sure it made all the Sportscenter highlights including the ever-so-fasionable The Best Damn Sports Show on Fox Sports Net.

    Kornheiser even throws in "because the Zebra wasn't focused" every now and then on the show -- which he is going back to Lewis' dramatic insight into the Man vs Beast showdown when Crawford raced the Zebra.

    I just don't know how Carl manages to get himself into all these "embarassing" situations where all the national sports reporters have an easy time to take their shot. Watch your local Sportscenter tonight as I'm sure it will be on again.

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    Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

    From Tom Fitzgerald's column in this morning's San Francisco Chronicle:

    <<FALSE START: If you thought Vitali Klitscho's face looked terrible after the Lennox Lewis fight, you should have seen track great Carl Lewis' 30-foot ceremonial first pitch at a Mariners game last week.>>

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    • #3
      Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

      Just curious which is Carl's better personal best, his long jump or how far he threw that opening pitch.

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      • #4
        Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

        I'll have to ask Brad (Walker) if he watched that pitch For those of you that don't know, Brad is throwing out the first pitch of the Mariners game on July 9th. Unfortunately his throwing hand is broken, so he will either have to try and throw with the cast on or throw left handed.

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        • #5
          Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

          I would bet a good all around athlete like Carl could throw well. In his prime he could have been a very good base stealer if he had the other skills to play pro ball.

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          • #6
            Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

            Hey, other than embarrassing himself, what's Carl Lewis been up to these days? Is he still involved in T&F in any way?

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            • #7
              Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

              Carl's version of the national anthem has got to be the funniest I've ever heard. I remember seeing it on Sports Center and when they threw it back to ESPN's Charley Steiner, he couldn't stop laughing. I wish I had that on tape.

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              • #8
                Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

                I see I'm not the only one who thinks Carl is a little bit strange...

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                • #9
                  Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

                  He strikes me as being the Michael Jackson of T&F....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

                    Now that's funny(the MJ of T&F). I have thought that for a while.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Carl Lewis' first pitch at the Mariners game

                      If you want a good laugh check out his website, it's got fashion shots, acting videos, clothing designs etc. Is there anywhere online I can see his pitching ability? (perhaps he's more of a catcher? LOL )

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                      • #12
                        Star-mangled banner

                        http://www.factmonster.com/spot/starmangledbanner.html

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                        • #13
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                          I do have that on tape, Charlie Steiner was my hero.

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                          • #14
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                            ok -- I know you have all asked for it, but you can listen to his performance below. It is in Real One format audio.

                            http://www.unclekrinkly.com:9000/ramgen ... sehostname

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                            • #15
                              Re: Star-mangled banner

                              Thanks, Tom. I was trying to find that. That was even better than I remember! Incredible.

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