Friday September 12th, 2014

It's not every day in life you get second chances. Or second first-pitches. Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah was given that opportunity Thursday after throwing out a horrendous (first) first-pitch at the hometown White Sox game.

Noah's original first pitch, thrown ahead of the White Sox's 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, didn't reach the plate, but when given another chance, he didn't waste the opportunity. He threw a rainbow over the heart of the plate.

Here's a GIF of the sequence from

Noah wasn't making an unprecedented request of a do-over, however. Just a few weeks ago at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, sportscaster Bob Costas asked for a mulligan

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-Brett LoGiurato

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