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U.S. curler throws first pitch to wrong catcher (video)

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The U.S. men’s curling team had an inspiring run to gold in PyeongChang. Collectively, their ceremonial first pitches at the Minnesota Twins’ home opener on Thursday were not as impressive.

The five team members lined up in a row from right of the pitcher’s mound to its left. In order: alternate Joe Polo, skip John Shuster, vice skip Tyler George, second Matt Hamilton and lead John Landsteiner.

Polo was fine. He threw a strike. Now, for everyone else:

Shuster airmailed his, but it looked worse because his catcher had to duck out of the way of George’s errant throw that went to the wrong Twins player. Hamilton didn’t risk bodily harm, rolling his ball along the grass like a curling stone. Landsteiner threw a floater.

All team members are from Minnesota except Hamilton, who is from Wisconsin. Shuster attended Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.

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Curler Matt Hamilton gets his own bobblehead

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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is producing what it says is the first curling bobblehead, of U.S. Olympic champion Matt Hamilton.

Hamilton was part of skip John Shuster‘s team that earned surprise gold in PyeongChang, winning its last five games after a 2-4 start for the first U.S. Olympic title in the sport.

Hamilton also competed in the first Olympic mixed doubles tournament with sister Becca Hamilton.

The bobblehead, whose design hasn’t been finalized yet but is available for preorder here, is expected to ship in June.

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Jimmy Fallon plays bar curling with U.S. Olympic team (video)

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Siblings Becca Hamilton and Matt Hamilton made history on Dec. 17.

They shared another new experience just a few days later, playing bar curling with Jimmy Fallon and Jason Sudeikis on “The Tonight Show.”

The Hamiltons won the first U.S. Olympic Trials for mixed curling, an event making its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.

They could be the busiest U.S. athletes at the Winter Games, since both also qualified on respective women’s and men’s teams for the traditional Olympic curling tournaments.

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