Nats right fielder Rick Ankiel threw a laser beam to home plate in last night’s game that got the stadium and announcers buzzing.
The radio and TV announcers kept repeating with utter surprise that “Ankiel threw a strike from right field.”
And it was indeed a strike to the catcher.
The great irony is he can throw a strike from the outfield, but it was his inability to throw a strike from the mound in the 2000 playoffs that ended his pitching career.
Maybe LaRussa should have had him pitch to the Braves that year from right field.