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Rapper 50 Cent threw out probably the worst first pitch ever
Yahoo news ^ | 5/27/14 | Mike Oz

Posted on 05/28/2014 5:51:09 AM PDT by fungoking

It's a good thing 50 Cent didn't hype up his first pitch at Tuesday's New York Mets game against the Pirates with a tagline like "Throw a Strike or Die Tryin'." If he had, he'd be dead.

Instead, he's just embarrassed — and he's the new owner of the worst first pitch in history. We don't say that lightly. Baseball has given us some horrible first pitches over the years, but 50 Cent just took things to a new level of ridiculousness.

Watch this thing. Oof. It's as bad as his catalog after "Get Rich or Die Tryin'."

As bad first pitches by "musicians" go — 50's is worse than Mariah Carey's and Carly Rae Jepsen's, two of the all-timers in that category. At least they got the ball going in the right direction. Mr. Cent looked like he spotted Ja Rule in a dugout and was trying to bean him. He might want to use that excuse actually; it may help him get back some of his hip-hop cred.

This is even funnier because 50 looked the part and his wind up was decent. It seemed like he might actually throw a respectable first pitch. But then his body went one way, his arm went another and we were all treated to first-pitch disaster.

It might be time for 50 to restart his training regimen from the "In Da Club" video and try this again next year:

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; rapper
Video at link

You know you suck when even 0bama, who’s limp wristed, pie throwing 1st pitch fail while wearing mom jeans set the standard for 1st pitch failure thinks you should man up.

1 posted on 05/28/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT by fungoking
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To: fungoking

Hard to believe anyone could be worse than the lyin’king.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 5:52:25 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

I think it’s a tie.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 5:55:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: fungoking

With some work it could be a killer pickoff move!


4 posted on 05/28/2014 5:57:17 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: fungoking

Well like the rumor goes, most of these gangsta rappers are flaming faggitos, that’s why they worship jail - It’s got free unlimited male sex. A guy I knew use to record them in the late 1990s in New York city, he said they would do their gangsta raps talking all kinds of tough, then make out with each other on the couch while he mixed the tape. EEWW


5 posted on 05/28/2014 6:00:57 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: fungoking

It was a wild/bad throw. However, he looked (to me) like a heterosexual man making a wild/bad throw. I cannot say the same about Obama.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 6:00:58 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: b4its2late

Purty durn sad huh?


7 posted on 05/28/2014 6:01:02 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Fantasywriter

Looked to me like a righthander throwing left handed.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 6:02:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: fungoking
I vote for Jessica Jung of Girls' Generation at a South Korean game in 2012. But at least Jessica is 1,000 times cuter than 50 Cent...or Obama. :)
9 posted on 05/28/2014 6:05:01 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: cripplecreek

Now that you mention it, that makes sense. Poor guy. Didn’t he practice ahead of time? If he couldn’t get the ball consistently over the plate, why do this to himself?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Carly Rae Jepsen Throws Terrible First Pitch
11 posted on 05/28/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Fantasywriter
Men throwing with the wrong hand.

Men Throwing With the Wrong Hand
12 posted on 05/28/2014 6:12:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: fungoking

The sports writers are having a lot of fun with this:

‘It’s a good thing 50 Cent didn’t hype up his first pitch ... with a tagline like “Throw a Strike or Die Tryin’.” If he had, he’d be dead.’

‘Mr. Cent looked like he spotted Ja Rule in a dugout and was trying to bean him. He might want to use that excuse actually; it may help him get back some of his hip-hop cred.

‘This is even funnier because 50 looked the part and his wind up was decent. It seemed like he might actually throw a respectable first pitch. But then his body went one way, his arm went another and we were all treated to first-pitch disaster.’

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/rapper-50-cent-threw-out-probably-the-worst-first-pitch-ever-232627674.html


13 posted on 05/28/2014 6:13:53 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: cripplecreek

That was a fun & interesting video to watch. You made your case.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 6:15:32 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: fungoking

Better to shank it like that than hit it into the dirt halfway to the plate.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 6:18:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Fantasywriter

I challenge any man here to go outside and throw a decent pitch with the wrong hand. LOL


16 posted on 05/28/2014 6:20:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

As a woman who can’t throw a decent pitch with my right hand...

I did catastrophically break my right arm once. I had to try & take class notes by writing with my left hand. It was misery itself, so I can relate.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 6:28:44 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: fungoking

Nobody has ever asked me to make a first pitch. IF i was ever asked i would have to warm up my arm for half an hour, and i would throw a strike (probably) and look good doing it. However if i ran out to the mound cold and just threw that first ball in front of 70,000 fans the ball might not make it to home plate. The first three or four throws are painful and all over the place as my arm is old cold and traveled.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 6:30:38 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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19 posted on 05/28/2014 6:35:16 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DariusBane

My 1st couple of throws feels like sand in my rotator cuff. 25 years of high school baseball batting practice has taken a toll.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 6:37:17 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: fungoking

another one taught by a woman how to throw a ball, just like obama. but both are more manly than Harry Reid.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 6:50:54 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: fungoking

Not worth 49 cents.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: fungoking

Fiddycent can’t throw worth a dime


23 posted on 05/28/2014 7:08:52 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: fungoking
How'd he do compared to the 'hero cat'?
24 posted on 05/28/2014 7:14:34 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: bigbob

Is anyone else shocked, that a rapper such as 50 Cent is given this honor and legitimacy, of throwing out the first ball at a game? Isn’t this an endorsement by major league baseball of rap and everything involved with the rap ghetto culture? Is that really the image baseball wants to convey?


25 posted on 05/28/2014 7:15:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: fungoking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YhM1VZpS0A

50 looks just like the Cincinnati mayor throwing.

Freegards


26 posted on 05/28/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: fungoking

Speaking of embarrassing if you scroll down on the same link you see a woman catch a flying bat one handed while her significant other tries to go fetal.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 7:21:55 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: fungoking

Carl Lewis

28 posted on 05/28/2014 7:23:50 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: cripplecreek
Looked to me like a righthander throwing left handed.

My impression too.
29 posted on 05/28/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Might get flamed for this, but 50 Cent is actually on record supporting Republicans and conservative ideas. He’s a notable right-of-center celebrity.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
50 Cent is a Republican supporter, FWIW. Here are some articles on his affiliations:

15 Black Celebrities with Republican Ties

Black Republicans: 10 Famous African Americans With Ties To The GOP

31 posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Starstruck
Speaking of embarrassing if you scroll down on the same link you see a woman catch a flying bat one handed while her significant other tries to go fetal.

In the past decade or so, I've noticed a shift in this gender-assigned role of providing protection. The womenfolk are putting the US male to shame over and over and over. 8>(
32 posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: rktman

LOL, for sure.....


33 posted on 05/28/2014 8:17:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: fungoking
GWB first pitch (4:29 video).
34 posted on 05/28/2014 8:21:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: fungoking

You get what you pay for-50 cent is about right....


35 posted on 05/28/2014 8:27:24 AM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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To: fungoking
My 1st couple of throws feels like sand in my rotator cuff. 25 years of high school baseball batting practice has taken a toll.

Did you finally get to graduate? ;^)

36 posted on 05/28/2014 8:42:12 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald
My 1st couple of throws feels like sand in my rotator cuff. 25 years of high school baseball batting practice has taken a toll.
Did you finally get to graduate? ;^)
________________________

I'm looking at 2 more years and I'll “graduate” the same year as my youngest son.

I've been out of coaching for the last 2 years, spending more time running a ministry called Eternal Pastime; we collect new/used sports equipment (mostly baseball)and send it to missionaries doing sports evangelism in some of the world's poorest countries. Taking my 2 sons to Cuba in about a month.

37 posted on 05/28/2014 8:59:58 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: musicman

THAT was pretty funny.
lol


38 posted on 05/28/2014 9:40:42 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: fungoking

With a name like “fungoking”, I figured you’d be into coaching. Keep doing the God’s work, and thanks for being a good sport.


39 posted on 05/28/2014 10:29:40 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: fungoking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83FHj53QBHY


40 posted on 05/28/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So they locked grills in jail?


41 posted on 05/29/2014 5:08:08 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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