J.J. Watt Opens 2013 MLB Season with 73 Mph Fastball

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J.J. Watt Opens 2013 MLB Season with 73 Mph Fastball
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J.J. Watt takes his first pitches seriously. Before opening the 2013 Major League Baseball season Sunday night with the ceremonial first pitch at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Watt threw a full bullpen session Wednesday consisting of about 45 pitches (65 to 70 percent of which were strikes, according to Watt.) "Expect some heat Sunday, it will be fun," Watt told reporters after a batting practice session on Friday.

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