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This chart suggests that 50 Cent’s
first pitch was indeed the worst ever

Washington Post*, by Christopher Ingraham

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/29/2014 5:44:32 PM

Was 50 Cent’s ceremonial first pitch at the Mets-Pirates game this week the worst EVER, as everyone is saying? Yeah, probably. That’s according to a highly unscientific study of first pitches we conducted at Wonkblog this morning. We watched a whole bunch of YouTube pitch videos and plotted them, to the best of our ability, across a strike zone diagram, using the tried-and-true “eyeballin’ it” method. You can see the results above. 50 Cent is indeed in a league of his own in terms of his ball’s horizontal distance from home plate. It’s a bit of a toss-up whether his

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Look at Dubya´s pitch: STEEEERIKE!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog, 5/29/2014 6:03:06 PM     (No. 9866165)

Worse than Obama? Impossible

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/29/2014 6:07:29 PM     (No. 9866176)

No rating was given for style.
Limp-wristed girly throws that arc over to the catcher should get negative points.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 5/29/2014 6:08:27 PM     (No. 9866179)

It´s Bush´s fault. Just ask Pelosi.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball, 5/29/2014 7:11:52 PM     (No. 9866246)

There is a wonderful video of Bush going to Yankee Stadium after 9/11 to throw out the first pitch. He talks to players, waives to fans, walks up to the mound, and then with flawless pitching form throws an absolutely perfect, waste-high fastball down the center of the plate. But his natural humility and kindness are the things that you take away the most. Puts a lump in my throat to talk about it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno, 5/29/2014 7:30:11 PM     (No. 9866259)

I´m not so sure about that. It´s hard to beat former Cincinnati mayor dainty Mark Mallory for bad when it comes to a first pitch;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqNri9u4uqU

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