First and foremost, this is BAD. I’m certainly not denying that, but everyone’s going crazy and calling this the absolute worst pitch first ever.
Congratulations to Carly Rae Jepsen, the Cincinnati mayor and countless others, as there might just be a new contender for the worst opening pitch. – SportsNation’s description for the above video
Sure, some of the accusations have been funny. Buzzfeed included 50’s reaction on Instagram and an Entourage reference, SportsNation’s post on ESPN.com included a Major League reference, but I’m definitely not convinced this is the worst ever. 50 at least threw it the full 60 feet, 6 inches, it just went WAY off to the left. It’s like Swaggy P’s but to the left instead of to the sky:
And honestly, 50 Cent could have thrown it right into the ground…
THERE IT IS! I wish I had the technology to show the trajectory if it hadn’t hit the ground three feet in front of the mound. It’d probably be a lot like the aforementioned Cincinnati mayor…
A lot like 50 Cent’s except he’s a righty while 50’s a lefty.
If I had to money on the matter, I’d go with Carly Rae but what do you think?