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Warren Buffett Bears Down for Ceremonial First Pitch in Kansas City

Warren Buffett throws out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers
Warren Buffett throws out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers

Warren Buffett took his love of baseball to a major league mound tonight (Wednesday) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Royals played the Texas Rangers.

As you can see in this photograph provided to WBW by the Kansas City Star, Buffett didn't take the job lightly. No word yet on whether he threw a strike or not.

The Royals could have used some of Buffett's determination tonight. They lost 11-5 after giving up a four-run leadfor the second straight night. The Royals are in last place in their division.

Several readers posted comments on the Star's website asking Buffett to buy the team with one person going so far as to suggest the Royals sign Buffett to a contract because "he has more heart than anyone on our team!"

Buffett, a baseball fan for roughly 69 of his 77 years, is a minority owner of the Omaha Royals, which is KC's triple-A minor league team in the Pacific Coast league.

He likes to compare waiting for the right investment opportunity to come along to Boston Red Sox slugger Ted William's determination to wait for the right pitch.

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