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The Phillies Want You to Be Their Next Batting Practice Pitcher

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All you have to do is throw lefty, and film yourself doing just that

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Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be a batting practice pitcher? Setting up behind the cage, throwing your, uh, “fastballs” to some of the world’s best baseball players from 40 feet away, having them sock your pitches into the seats as they get ready for a game in front of the Citizens Bank Park crowd?

Well, GUESS WHAT?! The Phillies are literally giving one person that very chance.

Announcing it Wednesday evening on Twitter, the Phillies declared, on behalf of Gabe Kapler, that a southpaw batting practice pitcher is sorely needed, and they’re looking to the outside world to lend a hand.

The necessary minimum qualifications:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Throw left-handed
  • Be available for all Phillies home games (read: Live in the vicinity)
  • Be a “positive cultural contributor”
  • Submit a video of your left-handed throwing ability to the link in the tweet above, or here

Some previous experience is preferred, but Kap and crew are leaving enough flexibility to make sure they don’t miss out on a left-handed Henry Rowengartner.

Do we have the next BP sensation in our midst?