You may call Jeff Bridges‘ baseball skills amateur-level, but that’s just like, your opinion, man. The famed actor took the mound at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium on Friday, Aug. 1, and did his The Big Lebowski character The Dude proud.
Bridges, 64, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers took on the Chicago Cubs and went on to fall in a crushing 8-2 loss. The Oscar winner started the ball game on a high note, however, with his crowd-pleasing pitch.
Sporting a casual pair of blue jeans, a Dodgers jersey, and a baseball glove, Bridges wound up in promotion of his upcoming movie The Giver. The veteran actor chose No. 4 for his “Bridges”-adorned jersey, and wore his glove on his head as a hat when he was introduced to the crowd.
With Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson serving as catcher, Bridges nodded to his The Big Lebowski days by releasing the baseball in a bowling motion—the sport The Dude was most fond of.
Because The Dude always abides, Bridges then went back for round two, retrieving the ball from Wilson and throwing out a second pitch—this time a more traditional baseball lob.
The actor and aspiring ball player showed his range, stepping off the mound to extend his time on the field by announcing the starting lineups for the teams. With bravado in his voice and bifocals on his face, Bridges introduced the players to a cheering crowd.
Watch the acclaimed star get athletic in the video above!
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