HOUSTON -- The Astros beat the Athletics on Tuesday at Minute Maid, but perhaps the most interesting play of the night came before the game even got underway.

A young woman throwing out the first pitch not only failed to make it to home plate, it looks like the ball never got over the pitcher's mound.

The woman threw the ball directly at the ground, pretty much spiking it like a football.

She laughed it off, of course.

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