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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It seemed like a good idea to invite Carly Rae Jepsen to throw out the first pitch. That is, until it happened.
On Sunday, before a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros, the pop star was at Tropicana Field to perform as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series later in the afternoon. The Canadian singersongwriter, who received two Grammy nominations in 2012, was an obvious choice to throw out the pitch.
But that meant, well, actually letting her throw, and what followed wasnt pretty.
In what was a far cry from her first pitch in Baltimore in April, Jepsens throw veered toward the first base line, never coming close to her target behind home plate, Rays left-hander Matt Moore.
No onlookers were harmed in the incident, though they were given a fine display in what not to do from the mound.
Hey Rays fans! @carlyraejepsen here and I'm all set for my show after the game. See you there! pic.twitter.comsDXN8qFJt7 Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 14, 2013
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