ESPN's John Clayton threw out the first pitch before Friday night's Rangers-Mariners game. While most of the attention after the game was focused on yet another blown call by the umpiring crew, ESPN released a hilarious training montage of Clayton's preparation for his first pitch.

Clayton, wearing a rainbow headband, performed various strength-related, football-style exercises, including pullups (with trainers lifting Clayton up) and bench presses (with an empty bar). Two things ended up coming to mind when watching the video: A) Clayton's arms more closely resemble pencils than arms, and B) there's no ponytail. Repeat: no ponytail.

After the jump, the video of Clayton's first pitch at the game.

Well…at least he's a reporter, and not an athlete. And the video confirms it: no ponytail.

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