Baseball / Humor / Video / May 29, 2014

The 10 Worst Ever Ceremonial First Pitches

With 50 Cent’s horrendous first pitch on Tuesday night at the Met’s game it seems appropriate to put together a list of the worst ever ceremonial first pitches. Some of these people look like they’ve never thrown anything ever in their whole entire lives. Like not even a rock or a snowball or a crumpled up piece of paper. Now there have been worst throws than some of these, but when you combine the status of the thrower, presumed athletic ability, and the complete lack of quality on these pitches you have the 10 worst ceremonial first pitches ever.

1) 50 Cent, Rapper and Guy Who Looks Like He Should Be Athletic

I wander if if he ever threatens to “throw down” and people start laughing because he might miss.

2) Jim Thome, Former Really Good Professional Baseball Player

I guess this explains why he was a designated hitter.

3) Nick Young, Professional Basketball Player

Shooting jumpers through a small metal circle is apparently easier than throwing stuff in the right direction.

4) Carly Rae Jepsen, One Hit Wonder

I wonder if, maybe, the Rays regret calling her.

5) Barack Obama, Leader of the Free World

We let that guy be Commander in Chief?

6) Charlie Crist, Former Governor of Florida

If he ever wondered why he didn’t get re-elected. . .

7) Mariah Carey, Uber Pop Star

At least she dressed to impress.

8) Carl Lewis, Olympic Gold Medalist At Running and Jumping

Talk about multi-talented, this guy also makes the list for worst national anthems ever!

9) Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist at Flips and Acrobatics

If you can do a triple back handspring you really ought to be able to throw a ball 40 feet.

10) Denard Robinson, Former University of Michigan Quarterback

. . .Current NFL Running Back, and you can see why.

 




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5 Comments

May 29, 2014

Okay, this is outstanding. After watching three, I needed to redeem it with a high quality first pitch. First one that came to mind? George W. Bush at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium.

Low quality short version (2 min): http://youtu.be/YeSNNQZNJo0

High quality with backstory (4.5 min): http://youtu.be/bxR1tZ08FcI


May 30, 2014

You forgot this beauty from the mayor of Cincinnati. Eric Davis’ face is priceless after the horrible pitch.


    May 30, 2014

    That almost made the list. I opted against adding a 3rd politician. It seemed like I was kicking them while they were down.


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