Toward Canon Of Terrible First Pitches, Charlie Crist Aims High

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 2 of Rays-Rangers ALDS series on Thursday. The first rule for any public figure tossing out a first pitch is to make sure you don't skip it in the dirt - that's a clear sign of weakness likely to cost the pol no less than a quarter of the electorate (margin of error plus or minus 100 percentage points).

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By that standard, Crist succeeds. But by the only marginally less important standard of "whoa there, don't launch it into the visitor's dugout" the governor fails spectacularly. Fortunately, it appears the Rays probably won't be hanging around much longer in these MLB playoffs, so Florida public officials will be spared further opportunities to embarrass themselves.

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[H/T - Sports Pickle]

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