‘Hunger Games’ star to throw out first pitch
A star of the hit movie “The Hunger Games” will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Miami Marlins-cincinnati Reds game in Cincinnati April 7, the Associated Press reports.
Josh Hutcherson, a native of nearby Union, Ky., is featured in the new movie about teens fighting each other to death in a bleak future. It opened last weekend with a $152.5 million box office, thirdbiggest ever.
Meanwhile, a Cincinnati-area resident with experience in a less gory competition between youths will sing the national anthem before the night game. Eben Franckewitz was a contestant on this season’s “American Idol.”
The Reds in recent years have followed Cincinnati’s traditional Opening Day celebrations with promotions for their second, “opening night,” game. Reds players will walk a red carpet to greet fans before the game.