‘Hunger Games’ star to throw out first pitch

The Washington Times Daily - - Life -

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.

Josh Hutch­er­son

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