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Tom Browning and Reds affiliate welcome Tara The Hero Cat


The first pitch cat

Tara the "Hero Cat," who saved a little boy from a dog attack, was welcomed by the minor league baseball Bakersfield Blaze last night. Tara threw out the ceremonial first pitch  The boy, four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo threw out a pitch as well.
Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, is the pitching coach of the Blaze. Reds pitching prospect and Blaze pitcher Ben Lively (7-1 0.81) volunteered to catch the first pitches. 
Here is the game story from the Blaze. The AP has more here. A Bakersfield television station offered a live on-line stream of the event.


Tom Browning is the manager of the Bakersfield Blaze, the Reds High-A minor league affiliate.



 Video of the attack last week




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