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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

101-year-old woman throws out first pitch at Blue Jays game (Video)

101-year-old-woman first pitchGive it up for Kitty Cohen, a 101-year-old woman who threw out the first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays-LA Angels game on Sunday … and did a nice job tossing a strike.

The Toronto Star says Cohen is a former legal secretary who “walks every day, attends many dance classes, reads voraciously and plays Scrabble.”

That’s not bad for a 101-year-old, huh? That’s not bad for anyone over 75, for that matter.

The Star says Cohen had been practicing her pitching for a month. It definitely paid off, because she tossed a perfect strike. And who’s complaining if she went underhand, anyway. Her pitch was still much better than John Wall and Nick Young’s.

Way to go, Kitty!

A baby T. rex threw out first pitch at Padres game using its mouth (GIF)

A Tyrannosaurus throwing a first pitch with its mouth. Behold... on Twitpic

T Rex Padres first pitchThis is the exact moment Petco Park turned into Jurassic Park.

On Wednesday, the Padres had a baby T. rex throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals. According to a Padres press release, “Baby T is in San Diego promoting Walking With Dinosaurs, which will be in San Diego November 26-30 for eight shows at the Valley View Casino Center.”

I have no idea what Walking With Dinosaurs is, but if they got some triceratops in the show, I’m bout it bout it. Forget T. rexes and velociraptors; it’s all about the triceratops.

After seeing that GIF, how many of you will want to be a T. rex when you grow up?

Nick Young totally airmails first pitch at Dodgers game (Video)

Nick Young DodgersNick Young: pretty good at basketball. Not too good at baseball.

Young and his Los Angeles Lakers teammate (and San Fernando Valley boy) Jordan Farmar took in the Dodgers-Phillies game on Wednesday night and hung out with the team beforehand. They hit in the batting cages before the game, and then Young threw out the ceremonial first pitch. It did not go well.

Young completely airmailed the pitch and sent it a good 10 feet over Dee Gordon’s head.

We’ll give Swaggy P. a break knowing that it looks like he doesn’t have too much baseball experience. And, hey, at least it was better than John Wall’s pitch.

Swaggy’s really making the rounds. The day before, he was at the Los Angeles Kings’ playoff game and even got to ride on the Zamboni:

Jim Thome throws out horrible first pitch (Video)

Jim-Thome-first-pitchJim Thome is less than two years removed from being on an MLB roster. The legendary slugger spent most of the later years of his career as a designated hitter, but you would think throwing a baseball would be second nature for him. That did not appear to be the case when he threw out the first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday.

Thome’s pitch was so bad that the camera set up behind home plate lost sight of it. The ball sailed juuuuuust a bit outside, to say the least. Considering he is seventh on the all-time home run list with 612 long balls, we know Thome’s best work always came from the plate. Perhaps the Knights should have made an exception and had a “first hit” ceremony rather than a first pitch.

Between Thome and Nolan Ryan, we have seen some horrible first pitches already this season from MLB icons. These guys need to take some pointers from Ice Cube.

Video via The Score

Ice Cube throws out first pitch at Dodgers game (Video)

Ice Cube threw out the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers-Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. The Dodgers’ Twitter account said Cube brought the heat, but from what I could see, it looked like he brought the hook.

Cube also addressed the fans prior to his pitch and let out his trademark “yayay” while throwing up a “W” for Westside:

Cube still yelling Compton even though he moved to Riverside? Let’s hope not.

Ice Cube Dodgers

Photo: Twitter/Dodgers

Nolan Ryan was a tad inaccurate with his first pitch (Video)

Nolan-Ryan-first-pitchNolan Ryan is one of the greatest pitchers to ever live. He logged over 5,000 innings during his incredible 27-year career and recently turned 67 years old, so you can understand why his arm might be a little worn out. That seemed to be the case when Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Ryan, who pitched for the Astros from 1980-1988, delivered a fastball to fellow Houston legend Craig Biggio that was just a bit outside. Knowing Ryan, the Hall of Famer was probably envisioning a righthanded hitter at the plate who was crowding the strike zone. I bet he was just brushing the imaginary hitter back. Yup, that was it.

Hey, he still wasn’t as bad as John Wall. That’s always a plus.

Video via The Score