Dinosaur Throws Out First Pitch at Padres Game (GIFs + Video)

Dinosaur at Padres Game

So, this is going to sound crazy, but at a Padres game on Wednesday they had a dinosaur throwing out the first pitch. No, it wasn’t [CELEBRITY, ELDERLY], but an actual dinosaur—or at least a creepily realistic dinosaur suit.

It’s so realistic, in fact, that it took me a good minute and a half before I realized there are a couple of human legs sticking out underneath the dinosaur, before that I thought it was some kind of CGI trickery.

So I did a little research and found out that the whole thing was a promotional effort for a touring arena show called Walking With Dinosaurs, based on the BBC series of the same name. And here I am, thinking they thawed out a real raptor and taught him how to throw a baseball.

You can see a couple GIFs of the dinosaur throwing out the first pitch at a Padres game below, followed by some video.

GIF #1:


And GIF #2, in which the Padres mascot gets a little too close:


And here’s video:

Hat Tip – [Cut4]



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