Throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game is a ceremonial honor that has dated back to the beginning of Major League Baseball. Presidents, dignitaries, athletes from other sports, and celebrities have all thrown out the first pitch.
Unfortunately, the honor is sometimes tainted by many unathletic celebrities or personas that can not get the ball to home plate.
Over the years we have seen some disastrous attempts at first pitches, but none come close to rapper 50 Cent’s first pitch at the Mets-Pirates game yesterday. Not only did he miss the plate entirely, he nearly hit the cameraman who was about 10 feet to the right of the plate.
The pitch quickly went viral on the internet as fans lambasted 50 Cent for his inability to throw a baseball 90 feet.
50 took it in stride, however, as he took to Instagram to make fun of himself for the atrocious pitch:
The sh!t almost hit the camera man damn, if you look close you can see them moving the plate. Lol#smsaudio #animalambition
He also posted another short clip explaining why his pitch was so dreadful:
I’m a hustler not a Damn ball player. LMAO#smsaudio #animalambition
Hopefully someone will compile a worst of the worst collection of first pitches throughout the years, but we have no doubt that 50 Cent’s first pitch will be No. 1 for years to come.
Here is to hoping that 50 Cent sticks to rapping instead of attempting to play baseball in any manner whatsoever.
As for the game, the New York Mets ended up defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-2.