For the last decade football fans have watched Travis Kelce put his athletic prowess on display on the football field.
Today he decided to test his athletic abilities in another arena and it didn’t work out so well for him.
Back in his home state of Ohio, Kelce was called up to throw out the first pitch for a game between the Cleveland Guardians and Seattle Mariners.
The throw was one Kelce would probably like to forget.
He threw the ball straight into the dirt, well short of home plate.
Kelce’s quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, saw the video of his star tight end coming up short on the throw and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to roast his fellow Kansas City Chief.
Ayyyyyy bruhhhhhhhhh 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀💀🤣🤣🤣 @tkelce https://t.co/v3RENRzcex
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 7, 2023
After seeing a video of the awful throw on Twitter, Kelce had an explanation for the pitch in the dirt. He has spent the last 10 years spiking a football.
Been spiking a football for the past 10 years… can you tell? 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/STEm2nF4pW
— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) April 7, 2023
Luckily for Travis Kelce and for Chiefs fans, it’s Patrick Mahomes that does the throwing from September to February. He’s also better-equipped for throwing out first pitches as he was actually a highly-regarded baseball prospect in high school and was drafted by the Tigers before heading to Texas Tech.
Still, you would expect Kelce to be a bit more accurate with the throw as he was actually a baseball player in high school as well before fully committing to football in college.
That decision has worked out pretty well for him as he has been the best tight end in football for years, is regarded as one of the best to ever play the position, and just won his second Super Bowl ring.
Maybe the Chiefs will be able to make another Super Bowl run next season to get him a shot to throw another first pitch and redeem himself during the 2024 MLB season.