The distance from the pitchers mound to home plate is 60 feet, 6 inches. Historically, we’ve learned that a whole lot can go wrong between those two points. The most recent example of that was demonstrated at Thursday’s Philadelphia Phillies-San Francisco Giants game by former NFL player and current co-host of American Ninja Warrior, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.
Without further ado, I present to you a shoe-in nomination for ‘Most Pathetic First Pitch of 2018’:
Where does Akbar’s pitch rank in the history book of awful pitches? Lets take a look at his competition.
Phoenix Suns guard Josh Jackson at the D-Backs game:
How about this Jimmy Fund patient named Jordan who drilled this poor camera man in the family jewels.
Howard Stern’s Gary “Bababooey” Dell’Abate abomination, 2009:
Yes, the Jimmy Fund kid hitting the camera man in the sack of marbles is, and will always be, the best thing to happen on a baseball field.
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]