Need Stephen Strasburg? You have Paula Deen!

Thu, May 20
Paula DeenCourtesy of Smithfield Foods

On Wednesday, Food Network personality Paula Deen threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park as Washington played the New York Mets. It was a magical night as the Mets' Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park home run and started a triple play, but his team lost, 5-3. The last time a team had a triple play and an inside-the-park home run in the same game was 1955 when Ted Kazanski of the Philadelphia Phillies did it. Deen, who was in town to help Smithfield Foods donate 25,000 pounds of protein for Capital Area Food Bank, almost made her throw to the catcher. It went instead toward the Screech the mascot, who was standing at home plate. Stephen Strasburg, she ain't.