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I’ve come to the conclusion that throwing the first pitch at a baseball game must be an extremely difficult undertaking because far too many athletes botch it when they get the chance.
Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, can now count himself among the other athletes to have an embarrassing moment on the mound, only he made the most of a funny situation when he asked for a mulligan then threw the ball into the crowd.
Check the video out here:
H/T to Pro Basketball Talk for the video.
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Toronto Raptors big man Amir Johnson threw a terrible ceremonial first pitch before a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre last month, as it bounced halfway to home plate and skipped past the catcher. Amazingly, video of the debacle did not surface until today.
The sad "Price Is Right" music sums up the first pitch by Johnson perfectly.
Amir Johnson threw a terrible first pitch
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Toronto Raptors star Amir Johnson threw a horrendous first pitch recently at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
Johnson has a sense of humor about the whole thing as he posted this documentary style footage about the event.
Video: Amir Johnson throws an awful first pitch
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About a month ago, I caught a tweet exchange between Raptors Amir Johnson and Wizards point guard John Wall. He was expressing to Wall that he understood how he felt when he threw out a terrible first pitch at the Nationals game two years ago. Amir botched his own at a Toronto Blue Jays game recently. Check the pitch and the tweet exchange.
Man Now I See How @john_wall Felt #NotAsEasyAsItLooks...
Earlier in the year on That NBA Lottery Pick, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez threw out a first pitch at a New York Yankees game and did a pretty good job.
Recently, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson got the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game and let’s say that Amir didn’t do as well as Brook did:
Just a bit outside….