By now you’ve probably seen rapper turned actor turned rapper 50 Cent ‘throw’ out his famed pitch at a recent New York Mets baseball game.
The end result didn’t go so well. In fact, it ranks as the worst first pitch ever according to the Washington Post who documented a handful of famed first pitches and graphed them for our viewing pleasure.
Needless to say, Fitty (yeah, I just typed that) doesn’t even have competition in regards to his woefulness as nobody really even came close to throwing an equally bad pitch.
Of course, the chart only shows overall location and if you’ve ever watched Mariah Carey’s first pitch or Carley Rae Jespen’s, I think 50 might have some beef in regards to the worst ever but he certainly is going to go down in history as one of the most comical.
Oddly enough, video floating around the internet has shown the Queens-born rapper warming up in the batting cages under Citi Field before the game and he was throwing bullets, so it’s possible the ball just slipped out of his hand or 50 maybe just had a premature throw.
It happens to all of us, 50, no worries.
Also, looking at the chart there are some interesting finds. First off, how in the hell did Michael Jordan nearly decapitate an imaginary batter? No, basketball’s GOAT couldn’t hit very well but he could certainly throw adequately. He did play minor league baseball, after all.
And who was the umpire behind the plate for Maddux’s throw? You know that was a strike if it was thrown during game-action, even if it was six-inches off the plate.