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Chart proves 50 Cent (or maybe Carly Rae Jepsen) had worst first pitch ever

Next step: A 50 Cent-Carly Rae Jepsen collabo.

In the wake of 50 Cent's awful first pitch, many wondered: is it the worst first pitch ever? We now have the answer to that question. We must give praise to Wonkblog,for going through a bevy of ceremonial first pitches on Youtube and plotting them onto a strike zone. Their work is here:

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This does kind of misrepresent the scenario. 50 Cent's first throw looks to be in about the same place as Carly Rae Jepsen's, but 50's got there on the fly:

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Whereas Carly Rae did not:

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If we had been plotting the eventual destination of each pitch, 50's would've been where it ended up, whereas Carly Rae's would've been in one of the upper circles of hell.

Other observations:

- Celebs capable of getting a called strike against a hypothetical Ceremonial First Batter: Snoop Dogg, Matthew McConnaughey, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Sonia Sotomayor.

- Barack Obama breaks a two-president streak of competent pitchers NO NO PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS POLITICS BECAUSE OF THIS NO NO NO NO NO PRESIDENTIAL THROWING ABILITY IS NOT AT ALL CORRELATED WITH POLITICAL PROWESS OR ELSE I WOULD VOTE FOR CLAYTON KERSHAW FOR GOVERNOR

- what happened to nolan ryan

Make fun of celebrities as you wish.


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