Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 4/9/13
(image via USAT SI) Before we ridicule the young man for his less-than-stellar efforts of throwing a baseball from the pitcher’s mound, it warrants pointing out that during his career as the quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines, Denard Robinson was much better known for his skills as a runner than his acumen as a passer. Still, the young man is a world-class athlete, in possession of the requisite skill set needed to rise to the top of big-time college football. Unfortunately for Robinson, the aforementioned athletic skill set was not on display when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Detroit Tigers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays for a Tuesday afternoon matinee at Comerica Park. Yep, he bounced one in there. While Robinson looked the part and didn’t attempt to cheat like some do by stepping off the mound for a shorter, closer throw, his willingness to pitch from the rubber did not serve him well, as evidenced below: While the pitch did not reach the plate, and maybe it’s just the GIF and the angle from where Denard Robinson’s efforts were recorded, but doesn’t it look like he threw one heckuva sinker? The ball appears to take a wicked dive about 10 feet from home plate. If that’s the case, maybe it was not such a pathetic effort. Instead, maybe Robinson just needs to locate his pitches a bit better. [H/T Eye on College Football] TweetThe post Denard Robinson throws out first pitch at Tigers game and it wasn’t pretty (GIF) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

MotoGP qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix saw three frightening crashes Saturday

Report: Knicks attempted to move Joakim Noah with Kristaps Porzingis

Hornets GM mistakenly introduces Dwayne Bacon as Dwyane Wade

Three A's players knock first MLB homers in the same game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cuban-American businessman emerges as potential Marlins buyer

Charles Oakley: Kristaps Porzingis was ‘wrong’ to skip exit meeting

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

WATCH: Klay Thompson fails miserably attempting a 360 dunk

Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he’s dealing with anxiety

John McEnroe claims Andy Warhol ruined his sex life

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

Box Score 6/23: Philly continues to trust the process

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker