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Minor league baseball team promo: Throw as hard as Jamie Moyer, win free ticket

The Fort Myers (Fla.) Miracle, the Single-A farm team of the Minnesota Twins, is holding an interesting promotion tonight in honor of everybody’s favorite major league pitcher/AARP cardholder, Colorado Rockies ageless hurler, Jamie Moyer.

According to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account (via Hardball Talk), anyone who can throw a pitch faster than 78 miles-per-hour — the top speed of any pitch Moyer threw during his incredible win on Tuesday — in “speed pitch” during Thursday night’s in-game festivities will win a free ticket for an upcoming game.

What a steal. And while hitting 78 mph on the radar gun may be an exercise in simplicity for the pros — except for Jamie Moyer, of course — reaching that speed is easier said than done. I imagine there will be several “tough guys” nursing thrown-out arms in the stands at the Miracle game tonight.