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Video: John Wall throws out first pitch at Nationals game, fails miserably

Jun 18, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT


Wizards point guard John Wall was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the Nationals played the Orioles on Friday night, and let’s just say things could have gone better.

As you’ll see in the following video, it all began innocently enough. Wall calmly walked to the mound, took the ball, did a semi-windup while lifting his left leg … and then proceeded to throw the ball directly into the ground, bouncing it far to the left of where the catcher was waiting at home plate.

Just brutal. But hey, don’t feel too bad for Wall. Remember, he’s forced to play alongside Andray Blatche on a nightly basis, which at times can be far more of an embarrassment.

  1. goforthanddie - Jun 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    He got it there on one bounce, I’ve seen worse.

  2. trossboss - Jun 18, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Love the ending “That was horrible”

  3. sknut - Jun 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Nice recovery by the catcher to make the catch.

  4. trbowman - Jun 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    John Wall is a beast.

    Baseball sucks anyway

    • frankvzappa - Jun 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

      Baseball sucks like Elvis Presley sucked. Which is to say, it is only for people who have evolved farther than a chimpanzee. Which, it appears, does not include you.

      • trbowman - Jun 18, 2011 at 10:35 PM

        Kind of like soccer fans

        “You just don’t understand!!!!”

  5. ezwriter69 - Jun 18, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    And people try to tell you that basketball players are the world’s best athletes… that’s flat embarrassing, my 3 year old granddaughter throws less like a girl than that.

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