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VIDEO: Blue Jackets' Johansen nearly airmails first pitch at Reds game

John E. Sokolowski / USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen's first pitch before Monday night's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers was ... just a bit outside.

Johansen shagged fly balls during batting practice at Great American Ballpark, then threw out a ceremonial first pitch that made Reds outfielder Ryan LaMarre leap out of the crouching position.


"I was worried he wouldn't be able to jump up and get it in time," Johansen told FOX Sports Ohio afterwards.

The Blue Jackets had some fun with his toss.

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