Jeff Bridges

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The ceremonial first pitch is quickly becoming the highlight of many baseball games!

While McKayla Maroney received plenty of praise for her gymnast throw in Chicago, Jeff Bridges was busy showing off his own unique pitching style in Los Angeles.

The Giver actor stepped up to the mound Friday night at the Dodgers game where he channeled his memorable role from The Big Lebowski .

In a spur-of-the-moment decision, the actor changed his arm motion and ended up bowling his first pitch in a manner that would have made The Dude—his character in the 1998 Coen brothers movie—so proud. 

"The Los Angeles Dodgers gave the Dude his moment," Bridges Tweeted after the game. "Thanks guys!" He would later throw out a second pitch overhand.

The Oscar-winning actor isn't the first celebrity to make news for his baseball skills. Carly Rae Jepsen mouthed the words "Oh my" when she threw the first pitch several feet away from home plate.

And who can forget about 50 Cent's spectacularly awkward effort at Citi Field in New York?

You just never know what you're going to get at the ballpark. 

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