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WATCH: Tyrannosaurus Rex throws out first pitch in San Diego

Dinosaurs have not been seen in San Diego, Calif. since 1997, when a freighter carrying a Tyrannosaurus Rex crashed into the city's dock in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Today, the prehistoric creature returned to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game at Petco Park, where the Padres hosted the Kansas City Royals.

A warning to humans: the baby dinosaur was surprisingly accurate, but the ball didn't quite make it to the plate. I imagine that strength will come in time for the lizard.

Maybe Phillies center fielder Ben Revere can long toss with the dinosaur in the offseason so they can develop together.