10 Bizarre Baseball First Pitches



By Alison Leiby on April 3, 2012

April 4th is always an important day (it's both Children's Day and International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance), but this year it's also Major League Baseball's Opening Night, which means a ceremonial first pitch for the non-Japanese-played season. First pitches have been thrown by everyone from Presidents to dinosaurs, and don't always go well. These ten are the most bizarre first pitches in baseball history.

1

Barack Obama

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Republicans complained that Obama's pitch, like his politics, goes too far to the left.

2

Mariah Carey, in Japan

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Mariah Carey proves that stilettos do not have the same effect as baseball cleats (also, that she doesn't know how to throw).

3

Carl Lewis

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Carl Lewis might be the only person in the world that can jump farther than he can throw.

4

T-Rex

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More evidence that tiny arms were the downfall of the T-Rex.  They probably went extinct after being cut from all of the prehistoric softball teams.

5

Baba Booey (Gary Dell'Abate from the Howard Stern Show)

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Apparently, no one told Baba Booey that baseball and dodgeball are two different sports.

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