Listen, we all bring skills to the table. All of us have talents and areas of expertise, and we can’t be good at everything, okay?!
But this is… well, this is a full YIKES.
It starts out as you’d expect. She looks so excited! She winds up! She throws! And then… oh… oh dear…
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) May 28, 2019
What’s remarkable is that, as Deadspin pointed out, the catcher’s face seems to betray that he has a baaad feeling about this pitch. So let this be a lesson to all of us: if you see something, say something!
Anyway, if you’re wondering, the photographer, Darren Georgia, got out unscathed.
AND—this is actually pretty incredible—he still got the shot despite having a baseball hurled directly at his camera by some rando! Give him an award!
Life comes at you pretty fast. pic.twitter.com/ySGgmqSc1n
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 29, 2019
Speaking to NBC Sports Chicago, Georgia said he was pretty surprised by his moment of viral fame:
“I never knew that this was going to be my 15 minutes of fame. Actually, Ron Vesely, the team photographer, said that out of the 35 years he’s done this, he’s never had that happen, so glad I could be the first.”
And the internet definitely had lots of fun at the lady’s—and Darren’s—expense!
— travis hull (@travish94359539) May 29, 2019
Worst ceremonial first pitch ever. Or was she going for a pick off move (no pun intended) to first? https://t.co/qMKeZbY0rc
— Sean Chapman (@Chappy021) May 29, 2019
The most amazing thing about this is she was SO accurate in hitting the photog. https://t.co/pIaS7i3m5S
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) May 29, 2019
Damn dude, the ball came a full 5mph. Calm down.
— Jorge Avalos (@JorgeAvalos76) May 29, 2019
But while the pitch may have been a disaster, but the woman’s daughter was nothing but proud!
OH also it left a scuff mark on the ball!!!! 😂 pic.twitter.com/Qg8msgxhiz
— Nikki (@_badgalnini_) May 29, 2019
But the real winner here? Fifty Cent.
If you’re an avid sports fan, you may remember that Fifty Cent threw out the indisputable worst first pitch in baseball history…
Five years ago today, 50 Cent threw the wildest first pitch of all time 😂
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) May 27, 2019
Well, until yesterday, that is! And the internet had quite a bit of fun with Fitty being let off the hook—just one day past the anniversary of his disaster!
One single day after the anniversary of 50 Cent's infamous first pitch, we have a new champion 😆
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 29, 2019
— Jose (@JmesaSports) May 29, 2019
— The Waffle (@TheWaffle85) May 29, 2019
50 is thinking, “Hey, I no longer have the worst first pitch, ever!” pic.twitter.com/xVoU49UCOO
— Darren Collier (@carthagecollier) May 29, 2019
Take heart, Lady Who Works at the White Sox (and also Fitty). Might be best to focus on one of your other talents!