Earlier this year 50 Cent made headlines when he delivered the most memorable opening pitch in recent MLB history. The Queens native joined the hallowed ranks of honorary pitchers that include such greats as: This Dog, Robocop, and This Other Dog. The performance he delivered to the Citi Field Faithful though was… not the best…
Actually according to this chart from SB Nation it may have, in fact, been the worst:
For real though: this is a pretty awful pitch. The angle the ball travels at after leaving his hand looks like a direct violation of the laws of physics. But I’m sure there’s an explanation for this, right 50?
Let’s move on real quick so that we don’t have to linger on the thought of 50 crankin’ his soulja boy.
I like that, in his Reddit AMA, Mr. Jackson has a sense of humor about this. Like he recently told Rolling Stone: he is not an athlete, he is a musician. Plenty of rappers would be pissed that the pitch keeps getting brought up, but 50 knows he’s big enough that he can afford to not give a fuck.
It’s relatively minor, but I’m giving 50 Cent +10 for his response to this.