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Conor McGregor Throws Worst Opening Pitch In Baseball History

Conor McGregor Throws Worst Opening Pitch In Baseball History

It's a time-honoured tradition for a celebrity or politician to throw a ceremonial first pitch of a baseball game. Drimnagh publican Conor McGregor was in Chicago last night to watch the Cubs take on the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field, and naturally, was asked to do the honours.

McGregor has struggled with sports over past while and it went pretty bad for the southpaw last night: the ball basically ended up in Pittsburgh.

Conor McGregor opening pitch

Considering McGregor's age and fitness, you can make the case that this is the worst opening pitch of all time. Conor McGregor may not have been raised playing baseball or rounders, but the concept of throwing a ball in a straight line is relatively straightforward. Attempting the pitch while wearing a tight-fitting suit was ill-advised.

We loved the close up on Cubs player Patrick Wisdom.

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There is a theory among Twitter commenters that Conor McGregor flubbed this on purpose to rack up the video views, but as Friedmann - a pitching guru - points out, McGregor's head is facing the pitcher when he releases the ball. It's just that his mechanics are terrible.

McGregor will now have something to laugh about with rapper 50 Cent should they ever need an icebreaker ahead of a business meeting.

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George W Bush of all people showed the world how its done in the days after 9/11 at Yankee Stadium. Look at the control and accuracy here from the then-Leader of the Free World.

This is not the first time Conor McGregor has embarassed himself on an American sporting pitch. His attempt at throwing an American football at a Dallas Cowboys game was roundly pilloried. He explained his poor throw, saying:

I just didn’t want to rip my custom baby blue billionaire blazer. That was all, y’all. Great job to the Cowboys today! It’s a Proper giddy up tonight in Dallas and I LOVE IT, see yous soon

SEE ALSO: Conor McGregor Responds After NFL Fans Ridicule Terrible Throw Attempt

Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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