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    Katie Ledecky Needed Help Holding Her Medals So She Could Throw A Baseball Pitch

    Six-time Olympic medalist problems.

    Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky threw out the first pitch Wednesday night at the Washington Nationals game against the Baltimore Orioles.

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    But she quickly realized she couldn't get a good wind-up with all those pesky medals weighing her down.

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    Luckily, some guy was around to hold them while Ledecky got down to baseball business.

    Can't throw a strike with all those medals weighing you down. FULL VIDEO: #NationalsTalk

    That'd be the Nationals' Bryce Harper, 2015 National League MVP.

    When you have too many Olympic medals so you have to ask the MVP to hold them while you throw out the first pitch.

    Just two American athletes, being good sports.

    ✔️ Gold medals ✔️ World records ✔️ Strikes #NationalsTalk


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