2014 will go down in history as the year of the terrible first pitch.
First there was Nick Young. At a Dodgers game in April, Young sailed his opening pitch about 20 feet over the catcher’s head. Everyone thought it couldn’t get worse than that, but the party was just getting started.
One month later, 50 Cent raised the bar when he threw his opening pitch so far to the left that he almost knocked out a cameraman. Surely that would be the worst we’d see this year, right? Nope.
A Houston Astros fan threw an opening pitch yesterday that travelled all of two feet before hitting the ground.
I know we’ve said it before, but I really don’t think it can get any worse than this:
Just for comparison, here are 50 and Young’s attempts: