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Mathew Blades' First Pitch

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    MIX 96.9's Mathew Blades was invited to throw out the fisrt pitch at Salt River Fields as the Arizona Diamondbacks took on the Los Angeles Angels during Spring Training.
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    Mathew's family came out for moral support.
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    Before Mathew's big moment, Jennifer Benson performed the National Anthem.
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    The Arizona Diamondbacks stand at attention during the Anthem.
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    Salt River Fields is packed for today's game.
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    Finally, it's time for Mathew's first pitch.
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    The atmosphere is thick with anticipation...
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    The wind-up...
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    And the pitch!...
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    Ju-ust a bit outside.
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    Diamondback's pitcher Jensen Lewis congratulates Mathew after the pitch.
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    The D'Backs may not have found their future starting pitcher, but Mathew had a blast at the game. Get your Spring Training tickets at SaltRiverFields.com.