Watch Chrissy Teigen throw a decent first pitch at Dodger Stadium

When Chrissy Teigen threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday night in L.A., the practice she’d gotten in beforehand showed in her throw.

Her pre-game margaritas, however, showed up a little in the supermodel’s warm-up -- you might recognize that bent-over bum from the cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue -- and in her enthusiastic celebration after the fact, as she jumped into catcher Drew Butera’s arms and then hugged and rolled around on the field with a female fan.

“Dad making birthday margaritas like only dad can!! I love you dad, happy birthday!!!!” she tweeted about four hours before game time, following up a while later with, “Crap I’m pretty drunk.” Mom was in the bag with her, she said.

Dad also coached her on stance and form, as revealed in a behind-the-scenes video Teigen posted to Instagram before the game.


Something must have done the trick, as she pretty much hit the target and looked hot doing it. Afterward, she explained the number 40 and name “Nugz” that adorned her Dodgers jersey.

“Forty nuggets at McDonalds is my favorite junk food,” Teigen told the crowd. “My husband gave me the name 40 Nugz as my drunken rapper name.”

Her tight blue short-shorts needed no explanation.

She’d prepped a few days ahead of time with the help of hubby John Legend: “Throwing out the first pitch at the @dodgers game August 5th,” she’d tweeted last Thursday, the same day she was photographed tossing a ball around in New York City. “Making john practice with me now. I have such a false confidence after 50cent.”

Rapper 50 Cent infamously went way outside with his first pitch at a New York Mets game in May, as did President Obama back in 2010 when he opened a Washington Nationals game.

Better first pitches? Olympic gymnast McKayla Marony (who cheated a bit, but in a cool way) and President George W. Bush, who handily sent one straight over home plate to open Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, less than two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Now, Teigen did suffer a bit for her moment on the mound.

“I just practiced pitching and every single muscle of each finger is throbbing. I did 8,” she tweeted after last week’s practice session, following up with: “If you are one of the many people who just told me fingers have no muscles, you have zero true friends no one likes you.”

Probably just a little tendinitis.

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