This Just In: Johnny Meets His Mini-Me, Throws Awesome Practice Pitch


UPDATE! Scroll down for NEW video from CBS 21 News, new clip and photos from the Barnstormers, and huge new pics from Lancaster Online’s wonderful interview with Johnny!


 

JW_LO_07-29-2015_04C-1Johnny at Clipper Magazine Stadium this morning, in his hometown area of Lancaster, PA. Johnny is the honoree at this Friday’s Barnstormers game in Lancaster, at which the first-ever Johnny Weir bobblehead doll will be released. GO SEE HIM if you can! Details below and also here. Pleasantly large photo via Lancaster Online.


So this happened this morning, and we have amazing photos of it (plus VIDEO below!) thanks to local media and especially the Lancaster Barnstormers, whose Facebook pics are gloriously huge. Johnny and Barnstormers pitcher Pete Andrelczyk worked on preparing Johnny to throw out the first pitch in the Barnstormers game this Friday, at which the first 1,000 lucky fans will get to take home this:

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The night also will feature fireworks and a “Christmas in July” theme. There are still tickets available, so hurry and get yours now!


UPDATE: NEW VIDEO! From CBS 21 News:


“…my luscious arm…”

 

And from the Barnstormers’ Facebook page:


Caption by the Barnstormers: “Check out this teaser for Johnny Weir’s first pitch this Friday at #ClipperMagazineStadium! He was a blast to host for practice and we unveiled his bobblehead to him in person! Check out his reaction! #Priceless #Champion”
Video links: here or here.

I love this.

 


UPDATE! This is a really great writeup by the Barnstormers about Johnny and the event. Read the full press release here.

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UPDATED photo series: new (and larger) pics via Lancaster Online! Read the awesome front-page interview here.

 

JW_Barnstormers_07-30-2015_01Via @amyrpeifferLNP for Lancaster Online.


Via Dan Marschka and Lancaster Online: “On assignment with @JohnnyGWeir as he practices delivery technique for @gobarnstormers first pitch Friday.”

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JW_LO_07-29-2015_10Pete and Johnny comparing muscle tone, according to Lancaster Online’s caption.

 

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Via WGAL in Lancaster:

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UPDATED!

Via Lancaster Barnstormers here and here:

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And from Johnny’s Instagram: “With my amazing pitching coach and A+ pitcher Pete Andrelczyk of Lancaster Barnstormers! What a fun day!” Love that Pete is holding Johnny’s fan.

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UPDATE!

Pete and Johnny, via @heather34578 on Instagram: “These two are hilarious together.”

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VIDEO!

Also from WGAL.


Video link.
Or watch on WGAL’s website here.
Special thanks to Elena Vasileva for the YouTube version!


ICYMI: Catch up on more Johnny news here, including just-announced performance dates in Boston plus amazing exclusive photos from Artistry on Ice!


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  2 comments for “This Just In: Johnny Meets His Mini-Me, Throws Awesome Practice Pitch

  1. Maggie
    July 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Looking at all those photos, I can still hear Galina screaming “arms! arms!”.

    Lancaster & Boston….so close yet so far. I’ll be there in spirit. <3

  2. Babs
    July 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my gosh! I would give anything (well, almost anything ;)) for one of those bobble heads! So sorry I can’t be there. Throw fiercely, sweets!

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