Video of Supercat Throwing Out First Pitch

This is so bizarre, I can't stop looking at it.

And what was up with that ball and string? It looks like it was connected to the ground and either to the cat or the guy. At first I thought things were getting weirder and they were pranking the cat with a tricked up baseball.  But I suppose they had it planned for the ball to actually make it to home plate but it didn't work out. Who would have thought anything could possibly go wrong with a cat throwing a baseball?