Way back in 2014, 50 Cent blessed us with probably the worst first pitch of all-time. I say probably because there is a long list of god-awful throws over the time they’ve been doing this, but I think Fiddy’s is the most recognizable and first one people think of. With how famous he is, mixed with how terrible the pitch was, I say it’s the worst.
But he might get another shot and I’M HERE FOR IT. Give this man an opportunity to redeem himself from the annals of sports blunders. Or let’s all watch him embarrass himself again. It’s a win-win for all of us and the Mets are ready to do it.
If you’re wondering why the Mets came out of nowhere to offer the opportunity to Mr. Cent, it’s because of this interview he gave with Newsday this week. That first pitch still haunts him to this day.
“Listen, no one warned me,” the rapper/actor/businessman from Queens said. “No one said: ‘Risk versus reward!’ I would have kept my [expletive] in the stands. This is never going away.”
“They have baseball cards with me throwing the pitch – real baseball cards that they made!” he said. “I go, ‘Wait a minute: Who cleared this?!’ Whenever baseball comes up, there is no one worse than me, as far as throwing out a pitch.
“I had no idea that throwing a bad pitch would be so big. It was coming across CNN! ESPN, CNN, I was like, whoa, not the way I want things out here at the moment when I’m getting ready to run this music and I’m on CNN and it looks like my arm’s broken. I’m like, ‘What the [expletive] happened to me?’ ”
“I’m like, this is what happens when the fanfare and the energy of the people is involved and you start trying to get fancy and try to throw the ball harder than you have to,” he said. “It just was the worst pitch ever . . . I had pitched before. I rehearsed. I practiced. I threw the ball a little bit.
“I was throwing like, ‘Oh, man, I’m about to throw a strike, a hundred miles an hour.’ But that [expletive] damn near killed a cameraman!”
Like I said, it’s a win-win for all of us here. 50 can redeem himself by throwing one right down the pipe and we have ourselves a good story. Or he can go all Chuck Knoblauch again and almost hit the cameraman standing down the first base line.
Make it happen, Mets.
Speaking of first pitches… never forget
This one actually might be the worst/best of all-time