Talk about a wild pitch.
According to The Associated Press, a ceremonial first pitch by a Chicago White Sox "employee of the month" went so far outside that it struck the camera of the on-field photographer who was trying to snap her picture.
"Now, the key to this game is keeping your eye on the ball." pic.twitter.com/qZKAt6GSKk— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 29, 2019
Video of the moment, which happened before Tuesday's Royals-White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field, quickly went viral as social media users dubbed the unidentified woman's throw "the worst first pitch ever."
This has to be the WORST 1st pitch ever. Before the Royals game in Chicago tonight. pic.twitter.com/WIgL6xwZXU— Rod Smith (@RodKRCG13) May 29, 2019
Worst first pitch ever? If not, pretty darn close! 🤣. #FirstPitch https://t.co/9OpLZ4hxLy— Randy Aven (@TuffTexan) May 29, 2019
Others compared the blunder to rapper 50 Cent's famous flub five years ago.
I think this tops 50 Cent for worst ceremonial first pitch of all time https://t.co/HW5PYMjozn— DAKINGINDANORF (@SirNicholasYuen) May 29, 2019
.@50cent is finally off the hook for the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time. Wow. https://t.co/FA4M0UScCo— Ben Basden (@CoachBasden) May 29, 2019
5 years ago today, 50 Cent threw a bad first pitch.— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 27, 2019
Like, real bad.https://t.co/bcdW8k44tl pic.twitter.com/zNtSslvAXt
The photographer, Darren Georgia, took to Twitter after the incident.
"Happy to report that both myself and the camera are okay," he tweeted Tuesday evening.
Happy to report that both myself and the camera are okay 👌📸 https://t.co/Pu04xYY7Z8— Darren Georgia (@darrencgeorgia) May 29, 2019
The White Sox also shared Georgia's photo with the caption, "Life comes at you pretty fast."
Life comes at you pretty fast. pic.twitter.com/ySGgmqSc1n— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 29, 2019
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