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Pudge Rodriguez Throws Unconventional First Pitch



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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 23: Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers waves to fans during a retirement ceremony before a game against the New York Yankees at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Washington Nationals and their fans were lucky to have Pudge Rodriguez on their team for two seasons.

    Arguably the greatest catcher of all time, Rodriguez retired after 21 seasons this week and did so as a Texas Ranger, the team that employed him for 12 years.

    The Rangers honored Rodriguez Monday when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game with the New York Yankees.

    Yet, Rodriguez did not take the mound. Instead, he took his normal place behind the plate.

    Check out the video here.

    He's still got it. Is it too soon for a comeback? 

    Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at)