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8- year-old girl throws pitch, gets surprise

8 Year Old Throws Pitch At Minor League Baseball Game, Get's Huge Surprise

An 8-year-old girl was given the honor of throwing a ceremonial pitch at a minor league baseball game, but the identity of the catcher caught her off guard.

Isabella Elmore was excited to go out on the field during the seventh inning stretch of a Charlotte Knights home game. Her father, Phillip Elmore, a Gunner's Mate First Class in the U.S. Navy, even filmed a special message from Germany to congratulate his daughter.

But he did more than just record the message; he caught the ball. It was the first time they'd seen each other since October.

This isn't the only heartwarming story about a ceremonial pitch that's in the news. On Mother's Day, 101-year-old Kitty Cohen became the oldest Canadian ever to throw out a first pitch.

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kentuckycowby May 13 2014 at 6:32 PM

If USA would stop trying to tell all the other countries what to do and keep their own business where it belongs, there would not be war. War is USA's fault for trying to be boss.

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junior kentuckycowby May 13 2014 at 7:38 PM

We're not trying to be the boss. War is all about money, follow the money and you will find out who keeps wanting our people to get killed.

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bigred8690 May 13 2014 at 6:55 PM

What a great example her father is of a citizen, in contrast to all these pacifist anti-military maggots posting here.

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Steve Schiffman bigred8690 May 14 2014 at 12:15 AM

In this era of volunteerism relating to the military, how can anyone be anti-military or pacifist?

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dwtomczyk May 13 2014 at 1:19 PM

gotta love the gme

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frog3404 May 13 2014 at 1:07 PM

Why didin't you show the part where the "catcher" takes off his mask and the "pitcher" can see who it is?
Typical of Huff Post. This site SUCKS!

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spock21757 frog3404 May 13 2014 at 1:35 PM

then stay off it

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Plunky frog3404 May 13 2014 at 2:19 PM

Who said Huff Post did the original filming? If you don;t like the site don't click on it...

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Deby May 13 2014 at 7:04 PM

It's so wonderful to see and read about these sort of happenings!!!!!

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Hello Betty May 13 2014 at 12:59 PM


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maximogallego Hello Betty May 13 2014 at 2:43 PM

Yes their would be more, except the rest have are in a wheel chair and or have so many mind control meds that they cant be shown. But hey big oil is making a ton of money!

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Tyler May 13 2014 at 12:30 PM

About time there is good news on the net. good job dad good you got home safe. My dad was in the Navy on a ship for 8 years in war. he made it home too. good job dad.

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jktejas May 13 2014 at 12:10 PM

I've seen so many of these surprise videos.....but I confess, I'm still a sucker for them, particularly when children are involved. If anyone is wondering why they are continuously on the internet.....it's because kids are so natural, so unsuspecting and their joy is so real. It's something positive to look at....and it's an upper. If it has become tiresome to anyone.....simple solution....don't look and just move on.

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kephara May 13 2014 at 12:06 PM

What a surprise! Who'd have guessed the catcher was a returning military dad? I wonder how they thought up this heartwarming and original stunt?

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gramargo kephara May 13 2014 at 9:24 PM

You were forced to watch it, were you? If you don't like such a story, please go away and don't watch.

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ron May 13 2014 at 1:48 PM

I sware this guy could pass for Bruce Wills twin brother > I love to see these heart warming videos !!! :-)

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maximogallego ron May 13 2014 at 2:58 PM


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