One of the most anticipated moments of any baseball season occurs when ceremonial first pitches are thrown at each of 30 major-league ballparks. Often the identity of the persons or persons doing the honors is kept a secret until the last minute. Here’s the lineup of the 2013 VIPs:
For Olympic host cities, the real challenge begins after the Closing Ceremonies, when they must find uses for the expensive stadiums and athletes' villages after the Games are over.
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