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Robert Redford Gets the Jitters While Throwing First Pitch at Cubs Game (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 8th 2011 12:30PM
One wouldn't necessarily expect Robert Redford, given his accomplished career, to suffer from a case of nerves. But, the legendary actor admitted to having the jitters on 'Today' when he was invited to throw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs home opener.

"Boy was I nervous," explained Redford. Then, footage of his pitch was shown, in which Redford delivers an exceedingly high throw.

"I threw it high on purpose. You know why? I didn't want to throw it in the dirt," he said. "When they played the theme song from 'The Natural,' that's when I was cooked. Throw it high, you know? Don't throw low."

Watch the full interview here:

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His acting career never recovered from that disasterous face lift

April 09 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just another Left Wing Hollywood Wasben... I agree with Karen, This is News??

April 09 2011 at 1:25 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Wow!! That's news (LOL).

April 09 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

not nowt

April 09 2011 at 10:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

MR Robert Redford is THe ONe TRUE CLASS act in Hollywood.....Especially Now that Mr Newman Has passed...
Of course Mr Redford Signed the Ball....He is The STAR....
I Worked on a Film ...Quizshow..With Mr Redford...some years back.....I swear...even though I have worked with quite a few so called stars..over the years....it is the ONE sure Time I KNEW I was in the Presence of GREATNESS>...

April 09 2011 at 9:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

One of the funniest moments for me, was that Kerry Wood (a cubs reliever) did the catching for Redford. Redford jokingly faked out Kerry with a first pitch, then threw the second pitch, high as he said. You see Kerry walking up to Robert Redford and instead of what usually happens, where the player signs the ball and hands it back to the guest pitcher, Redford signed the ball and handed it back to Kerry.

April 09 2011 at 7:55 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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