Singer Carly Rae Jepsen threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game, and it did not go well. The Canadian vocalist uncorked a 15-footer that barely made it past the pitching mound. It looked more like a football spike than an attempt at a baseball pitch. Jepsen was definitely embarrassed, because she placed her hands on her face after the dude and then threw her arms up in a sarcastic manner.
This pitch was just doomed from the start. I think Jepsen was trying to get the leadoff batter to hit a grounder, because she went up there with a palm ball grip:
Who’s this girl’s pitching coach? If she wanted to throw a pitch with some sink action, I would have recommended a fastball grip.
Oh well, this doesn’t at all change my opinion of Jepsen. She’s still a great singer and reacted well to the blunder. And it’s not like we haven’t seen awful first pitches from actual athletes. Remember what quarterback Denard Robinson did?
And how you can not like her reaction?
So apparently I made ESPN with my fail of a pitch. Lol- Daddy must be so proud.
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) July 15, 2013