The ceremonial first pitch can be a tough gig. Some fan who presumably hasn’t played much or any baseball in their life is asked to get out near the pitcher’s mound in front of a few thousand people and throw a ball about 50 feet. Some handle the pressure with ease, but others may be less familiar with throwing a ball and the results, well, they can be pretty hilarious.
The ceremonial first pitch before tonight’s Royals/White Sox game may be up there in a ranking of worst first pitches ever.
Let's just say there was some shaky command on tonight's ceremonial first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field.#Royals | #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/c3YT5YsH3o— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) May 28, 2019
Here’s another angle.
May 29, 2019
Hey, that’s someone’s mom! (Supposedly she was White Sox Employee of the Month).
LITERALLY THATS MY MOM!!! pic.twitter.com/MaA2FtUoPi— Nikki (@_badgalnini_) May 29, 2019
That is definitely up there in the Bad Pitch Hall of Fame, unless....was she trying to nail the camera guy? Did she think he was part of the paparazzi and was sending a message to back off?
Happy to report that both myself and the camera are okay https://t.co/Pu04xYY7Z8— Darren Georgia (@darrencgeorgia) May 29, 2019
Or maybe she’s just never thrown a baseball before. She wouldn’t be the only one. Here are some other first pitches that made us chuckle.
#TBT Not sure what was wilder, the Cincinnati mayor's first pitch or Eric Davis' suit. pic.twitter.com/oo3soI78Hv— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 4, 2019
Five years ago today, 50 Cent threw the wildest first pitch of all time— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) May 27, 2019
(via @Mets) pic.twitter.com/4MbBs8KLjM
May 29, 2019
This is still my favorite pic.twitter.com/tOl0uXBieD— Ken Beane Jr (@builtcftough) May 29, 2019
Hopefully Royals pitchers have a bit better aim!