This nun threw a perfect first pitch at a White Sox game and the internet went wild
It's not out of the ordinary for there to be a guest pitcher before a big game, but usually, it isn't a nun from a Catholic High School.
However, Mary Jo Sobiek turned up to carry out the ceremonial first pitch at the White Sox's game with Kansas City Royals last week and surprised the crowds with her skills. The nun, from Marian Catholic High School, was so confident from the start that she was bouncing the ball off her inner elbow in a power move, showing off some serious BDE.
Lucas Giolito, who caught Sister Mary Jo's pitch, said that her throw was "awesome". "She had a whole routine, she had it planned out," he told MLB.com. "I was just lucky to be back there, she threw a perfect pitch."
"She was pretty good, actually," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "We talked to her a little bit but before we were talking to her, she was talking to someone and she wanted to warm up. She had a mitt and a ball. She gave him the mitt. She stepped back at about 45 feet and threw a bullet."
"I'm like, 'Wait a minute.' He threw it back to her and she fielded it barehanded. I was like, 'OK, she looks like she can play a little bit,' so we started talking to her. I think she said, 'I played center and short.' I said to her, 'Can you play for us?' She said, 'Sure.'
"She seems to be a really nice lady. I guess she's from Minnesota. Cardinals fan, but she wants to be a part of falling in love with the Sox. I told her, 'Well, we're going be all right. We're coming.'"
The White Sox may have lost the game 3-1 that day, but I think we can all agree that Sister Mary Jo was the true winner.