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April 03, 2007

"Juuuuust a bit outside.":
The worst ceremonial first pitch in baseball history.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 09:24 PM - 28 comments

Things to look for: - The umpire making the "you're outta the game!" motion after he gets hit by the pitch. - The look on Eric Davis' face after the throw (near the end of the clip). - The lack of cheering/booing from the crowd. Stunned silence is the only thing that can happen after watching that.

posted by grum@work at 09:26 PM on April 03

Not a politician, but Carl Lewis was awful, almost as bad as his singing career. Michael Watrip was even worse than Carl, at a Marlins game, his pitch went in to the Braves dugout, ending up near Chipper Jones, sitting on the bench.

posted by tommytrump at 09:40 PM on April 03

Patrice Bergeron, Tommy Lasorda and Bill Murray come to mind as well.

posted by tommytrump at 09:57 PM on April 03

I think that was the gyro pitch.

posted by justgary at 10:11 PM on April 03

I don't know whats worse,the pitch or the fact that some batters out there would swing at it.

posted by jda at 10:44 PM on April 03

tommytrump: I saw that TSN Top10 list tonight as well, just after I posted this.

posted by grum@work at 10:44 PM on April 03

I liked the part where after he 'threw' it, he's over there loosening up the shoulder like he wasn't properly warmed up. Of course that's why the 'throw' ended up where it did.

posted by t money at 11:03 PM on April 03

I think that was the gyro pitch. Too funny!

posted by Spitztengle at 12:01 AM on April 04

the fact that some batters out there would swing at it. I think if you look closely, Adam Dunn, from the on-deck circle, did.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:28 AM on April 04

Oh, sure, easy to pick on the guy missing home plate by 20 feet. But how do we know the problem wasn't Davis' pitch selection?

posted by cybermac at 01:17 AM on April 04

As a non-baseball person can I just say that Eric Davis (the catcher dude?) has a very nice coat. /irrelevant remark

posted by Fence at 03:15 AM on April 04

In addition he hit the sportswriter, the public address announcer, the bull mascot twice...

posted by SummersEve at 05:19 AM on April 04

WOW!!!!!

posted by zane71 at 06:51 AM on April 04

Goddamn, he gets a free steak!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:52 AM on April 04

Well, he f**ks like he pitches. Sorta all over the place.

posted by SummersEve at 07:18 AM on April 04

Grum, I did see the TSN top ten list too, that's where the I got the Bergeron and Lasorda pitches from. However, for some twisted reason the Carl Lewis and Waltrip pitches are on 'stickies' in my memory bank, I guess they're just so bad I can't erase the memory of them.

posted by tommytrump at 07:33 AM on April 04

Crash Davis told him to hit the ump.

posted by drose92264 at 07:39 AM on April 04

"Couldn't hit water if he feel out of a fucking boat."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:59 AM on April 04

The guy was apparently throwing pretty well when warming up with Steve Sax and Chuck Knobloch prior to the game.

posted by dyams at 08:08 AM on April 04

"Crash Davis told him to hit the ump." I wasn't even there, man.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:58 AM on April 04

That was terrible.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:40 AM on April 04

Time to bring back Mayor Jerry Springer.

posted by flan tomigan at 11:35 AM on April 04

"Crash Davis told him to hit the ump." That's how people get hurt: He named names. From a great Seinfeld episode

posted by BornIcon at 11:39 AM on April 04

Poor guy.

posted by sic at 11:47 AM on April 04

The look on Davis' face afterward is priceless.

posted by rcade at 12:21 PM on April 04

I heard on ESPN, that the Cubs have invited him for a try=out.

posted by Bozemanite at 12:39 PM on April 04

Actually Bozeman, I'm pretty sure it was the Nationals. He'll be their #2 starter.

posted by brewdudepa at 04:22 PM on April 04

"Couldn't hit water if he feel out of a fucking boat." "Couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."

posted by owlhouse at 06:27 PM on April 04

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