On June 26, when Prince Harry was in New York at the Twins vs Mets game, he had to unlearn his cricket bowling technique as he fired a "laser ceremonial first pitch to catcher Rod Barajas." Prince Harry was in USA to raise money for his Sentebale charity that benefits the people of Lesotho in Africa.
"In pregame, Dickey (RA Dickey) played catch with Prince Harry for five minutes, instructing the member of the royal family to bend his elbow during his throwing motion. Prince Harry originally was prepared to throw the baseball with his elbow stiff and unbent, like in cricket."
Jeff Francoeur who had two of the three Mets hits, engaged Prince Harry, talking smack about soccer. In a more serious moment, the right fielder instructed him to grip the ball across the seams, rather than on the seams, so that his ceremonial first pitch would travel straighter.
"I was laughing," Francoeur said. "When he did throw out the pitch, they had him on the screen. And you could see him -- if you go back and look -- real quick he looks to make sure his hand is on the seam.
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