Beauty Queen Offers To Toe Rubber After Slight

Last night after he was called on to start for the Washington Nationals only because Stephen Strasburg was unable to get loose in pregame warmups, pitcher Miguel Batista said of the jeering reaction of Nats fans: “Imagine, if you go there to see Miss Universe — and you end up having Miss Iowa.

Katherine Connors Miss Iowa and Miguel Batista

When informed of Batista’s comment, Miss Iowa Katherine Connors said today in an official statement, “I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?

Adam Kilgore of the WASHINGTON POST also followed up on the story with Batista today: Read more…