50 Cent throws out worst first pitch of all time (Video)

50 Cent first pitchMove over, President Obama. You’re off the hook, John Wall. Rapper 50 Cent has now taken the top spot for worst first pitch thrown out at a baseball game of all time.

50 Cent was throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Mets-Pirates game, and his pitch was so bad that Bob Uecker’s “Juuuuuust a bit outside” line wouldn’t even apply.

The ball must have slipped out of the southpaw’s hand, because it went about a third of the way up the first base line instead of towards the catcher.

Seriously, that was as atrocious as it gets. He definitely needs a makeup pitch. Like tomorrow.

Here’s another look at it

For reference, here is a video compilation of the worst first pitches of all time:

Video via @ForbesToFederal

Reporter angers Nicolas Mahut by congratulating him after loss (Video)

Nicolas-MahutNicolas Mahut lost a tough match to Mikhail Kukushkin in four sets at the French Open on Monday. After the disappointing defeat, Mahut had a cringe-worthy exchange with an American reporter who came to his press conference unprepared.

Before asking his question, the reporter started by congratulating Mahut.

“Congratulations?” Mahut said with a look of disgust. “I lost.”

“You lost, oh, OK,” the reporter replied. “So, what happened out there?”

The question seemed to infuriate Mahut, and who can blame him? While entertaining for people like us, the fact that the guy was writing about a match he didn’t pay attention to is incredibly insulting.

“Are you serious? Mahut fired back. “Did you watch the match?”

“No, I didn’t,” the reporter said. “I was told you won. I’m sorry.”

Mahut then ended his segment with English-speaking reporters, asking in French for French questions only. Talk about an embarrassment.

Video via Busted Racquet

Heat fans make fun of Paul George with catfish selfies


The Miami Heat may be known for having the worst bandwagon fans in sports, but a few of them actually came up with a pretty clever bit on Monday night. During the Heat’s Game 4 win over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals, some Miami fans made fun of Paul George and his catfish debacle from back in March.

As many of you know, George was allegedly tricked into sending nude photos to a gay man who has catfished other athletes and celebrities like Kenyon Martin and Lil Romeo. George scored 23 points in the loss, so it doesn’t seem like the signs distracted him. That doesn’t make them any less hilarious.

Photo via @BlkEricForman
H/T Black Sports Online

Father of Astros prospect Conrad Gregor catches son’s home run (Video)

If you noticed that the man in the video above who caught the home run ball was particularly happy about it, there’s a good reason for that: that was Marty Gregor who made the catch, and it was his son, Conrad, who hit the home run. True story.

Marty Gregor home run catchMarty Gregor and his wife decided to make the trip from Carmel, Indiana, to Davenport, Iowa, to watch their son’s weekend series at Cedar Rapids. They were rewarded for the long drive by witnessing their son’s first home run for the Quad Cities Bandits, and Marty just so happened to be in the right spot to make a great snag for the souvenir.

Conrad was a 4th-round pick by Houston last year out of Vanderbilt. He batted .289/.379/.385 in 74 games with low-A Tri City last year, and he’s batting .299/.410/.414 in 43 games with Single-A Quad Cities this season. His 3-run shot on Saturday helped the Bandits beat Cedar Rapids 5-2.

“It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it,” Gregor told the Quad-City Times, “and when I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch.”

Congrad’s manager thinks there was something special at work with the home run.

We have to agree. Look at that proud dad!

Prince Amukamara partying at a Bar Mitzvah may be best Instagram video ever

Prince Amukamara InstagramWithout further ado, we present you quite possibly the best Instagram video of all time. Prince Amukamara raging at a Bar Mitzvah while “Turn down for what” plays in the background.

His caption?

“Bar Mitzvahs are no joke!!!”

Darn right. Those middle schoolers don’t turn down for anything!

And Prince was apparently quite popular with the pre-teen girls:

H/T Kegs n Eggs

Gregg Popovich cracks great Serge Ibaka joke (Video)

Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich may come across as a super-serious, no-nonsense dude — and he is that most of the time — but he also has a pretty darn good sense of humor, too.

Pop was asked after his San Antonio Spurs lost Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday about the status of Manu Ginobili, who left the game late, and he gave a medical update of sorts. The great part was he seized the opportunity to crack the perfect Serge Ibaka joke.

“He’ll be fine,” said Pop.

Then, after reconsidering for a few seconds, Pop offered this:

“Or, he’s out for the rest of the playoffs.”

Ibaka, of course, was said to be out for the postseason after injuring his calf against the Clippers. Though he missed Games 1 and 2 of the Spurs series, he returned and played brilliantly in Game 3.

Gotta love Pop.

Fan takes selfie of himself giving Lance Stephenson the finger (Video)

Is this what the world has come to?

Welcome to 2014, y’all, where fans pay for courtside seats for the purpose of taking a selfie while flipping an opposing player the bird. And this dude certainly struck gold by giving Lance Stephenson the finger during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

I think this is going to become a trend.

Lance Stephenson finger selfie