Monday, May 11, 2009

First Pitches Gone Bad

Other than a great press conference melt down, there are few things more entertaining than when a celebrity, or quasi-celebrity, completely embarrasses himself by screwing up a first pitch. When that person is a member of the Howard Stern radio show, well that's even better.

On Saturday Stern Show producer Gary "Ba Ba Boey" Dell'Abate took the mound at Citifield before the start of the Mets-Pirates game and gave us this instant classic:

Were he still alive I'm guessing Christopher Reeve could have done better. Gary's effort is right up there with one of my all-time favorite first pitches, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory (sorry for the length of the clip, MLB pulled the short one)

UPDATED: Courtesy of Newsday's Pet Rock, here's the short clip of the Mayor's missile to home plate......

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