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Lee Nguyen Throws Out First Pitch for Texas Rangers

Lee Nguyen returned to his native state to throw out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If this whole soccer thing doesn't work out for Lee Nguyen then he might have a future in baseball.

Nguyen took the mound on Sunday, Jul. 5 to throw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the Texas Rangers' home tilt against the Los Angeles Angels. Announced as a "Revolution midfielder and Dallas native," Nguyen did well to get the ball to retired catcher and current coach Hector Ortiz.

Nguyen is the second New England Revolution player to earn this honor this year as Jermaine Jones stepped up at Fenway Park. Jones' offering might have been a bit faster than Nguyen's but it was also a bit high.

Of course, it's all in good fun and it's certainly positive to see Revs players getting national attention. Nguyen expressed his gratitude via Twitter soon after the moment.

Nguyen will return to playing his preferred sport on Saturday when the Revs travel to play the New York Red Bulls.