We have a new entry into the pantheon of worst first pitches in MLB history. The honor belongs to DJ Steve Aoki, who threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Monday.
However, Aoki didn’t throw a pitch so much as he launched the ball way over the catcher and onto the netting behind home plate.
I’d watch one inning of an Aoki vs. 50 cent pitching matchup pic.twitter.com/dninMu1HrM— Molls (@mollyburkhardt) May 16, 2022
Juuuuuuust a bit high. Aoki’s biggest error here may have been that he threw the ball from the mound. People do that because they want to look like a Major Leaguer for a split-second, but they forget to factor in the raised elevation. You couple that with just some terrible athleticism and, well, this is what you get.
This puts Aoki right along side other luminaries, such as Olympic great Carl Lewis and rapper 50 Cent, who uncorked some absolutely horrendous — and hilarious — first pitches in MLB history.
Although, for pure comedic value, you can’t beat that one time when a unsuspecting photographer got drilled in the worst of all places by a first pitch.