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Video: Secretary Moniz Loosens Up For Earth Day Pitch

April 21, 2014

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Secretary Moniz Warms Up For Earth Day Pitch

After work one night last week, Secretary Moniz practiced his pitch for tomorrow night's Red Sox Earth Day game. | Video by Matty Greene, Energy Department.

Editor's note: This post has been updated since publication.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will be on hand to throw out the first pitch at tomorrow night’s Red Sox Earth Day game, a chance to highlight the Energy Department’s work to fight climate change.

Secretary Moniz isn’t new to baseball. A Boston native and longtime Red Sox fan, he played center field in his younger years.

These days, Secretary Moniz is known best for being an accomplished nuclear physicist and public servant. But his arm’s still pretty good. See for yourself in the video above, shot while the Secretary practiced his Earth Day pitch after work one night last week.