Rapper 50 Cent threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates game at Citi Field on Tuesday night. It was one of the worst first pitches in baseball history. Seriously.
I could probably watch it all day because it makes me feel better about my ceremonial first pitch last April at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland. It’s stressful to say the least. I don’t blame the guy for blowing it. Yet, I do hold him responsible for literally destroying a sacred ceremonial moment, later blaming it on his alter ego like he was two people because that is just weird.
Rappers name’s are usually a stage name but I am pretty sure that Sean Combs, whether he calls himself Puff Daddy or Puffy or P.Diddy or just Diddy, knows that no matter he is always Sean Combs, right? Or is it me who’s confused? Are there really five different people? I ask the question only because 50 Cent and Curtis Jackson are apparently separate entities according to the first half of the rapper.
That it wasn’t him out there on the mound it was Curtis Jackson, he said in his post pitch interview (notice he is still wearing the Jackson jersey). He went on to say that he “doesn’t even like it when [Curtis Jackson] comes around” and that “50 Cent is the best.” Should I start calling him “25 Cents” since there are two of him?
Just kidding, kind of. I just found it almost as humorous as his first pitch. Although I don’t think that’s possible you have to see it to believe that a kid from Queens who was shot nine times and has made millions of dollars can’t throw a baseball. If it is easy enough that even a girl, who was a swimmer not a softball player, can do it, he doesn’t have much of an excuse now does he? If he can’t throw a baseball maybe he does believe that “50 Cent” and Curtis Jackson are actually two separate people? I’m just saying, it’s food for thought. The guy does call himself “50 Cent” after all. Anyway, here is the video of the pitch and the post pitch interview courtesy of MLB.com:
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Now, I might just be being mean, insinuating that he is not a smart guy. It was probably just a clever way of taking the focus off the actual pitch, still I think I am going to start calling him “25 Cents” because he said there were two of him.
Sometimes I like to take things too literally. I get that from my mom but I also get my love of baseball from my mom (and her mom) so it’s all good. But for real, there is this sign at the Coliseum that says “Watch For Bats and Balls Leaving the Field” – the first time she saw it she started laughing hysterically, at what I had no clue. Seems like a pretty standard warning sign to me.
She later explained that in her head she picture balls and bats with little arms and legs filing off the field. which I will admit is kind of funny. I’m so over her literal “you shouldn’t hop in the shower” one but some of them are creative. Great and now I am doing it. Thinking that “50 Cent” is really only “25 Cents.” Yup. I guess it’s official. I’ve totally lost it! lmao! Naw, I’m still an A’s fan so at least my head is on straight in the baseball department. Whew! That was close because I gotta be as sharp as I can in the baseball department being that my lively hood depends on it.