Published May 28, 2014Rap entrepreneur 50 Cent can throw down some bars on a track, but throwing a pitch at a baseball game? That's a totally different story. The rapper born Curtis Jackson threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Mets game, and it's being touted as one of the worst opening pitches ever.
Fiddy threw out the first pitch at the Mets' home game last night (May 27) against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. A few days earlier, he had tweeted, "Throwing out the first pitch at the @Mets game on MAY 27 . be there This is gonna be good."
Unfortunately, his throwing arm didn't quite live up to his enthusiasm. The southpaw, who was wearing a Mets jersey with "Jackson" and the number "50" on the back, got on the mound and threw wildly down the first base line. The toss was wide of the batter's box by several feet and came closer to the cameramen than the catcher.
Below, watch footage of the ghastly toss.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter is now full of jokes about his terrible arm.
The rapper subsequently posted some good natured messages about the incident, tweeting, "I'm a hustler not a Damn ball player. LMAO." He even posted footage on the pitch on Instagram and wrote, "The sh!t almost hit the camera man damn, if you look close you can see them moving the plate. Lol."
Our question is this: was 50 Cent's pitch worse than singer Carly Rae Jepsen's throw for the Tampa Bay Rays last year? Okay, maybe not.