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(YouTube)   Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory throws out the worst first pitch... ever   ( divider line
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2007-04-03 12:49:28 PM  

a few comments later someone mentions that he stole that joke from a sports show.
2007-04-03 12:51:50 PM  
2007-04-03 12:53:19 PM  
I like the little shuffle right before the pitch.
2007-04-03 12:53:51 PM  
I liked when Bill Murray threw the first pitch over the screen.
2007-04-03 12:55:09 PM  
How the hell did that happen? He's black!
2007-04-03 12:55:36 PM  
The Angels had the right idea this year. We got Troy Percival to throw out the first pitch.

And just like when he was our closer, he probably missed the strike zone by a good foot and a half.
2007-04-03 12:57:09 PM  

How the hell did that happen? He's black!

It wasn't a basketball?
2007-04-03 12:57:10 PM  
Black men can't throw
2007-04-03 12:57:49 PM  
I saw the Queen throw a pretty wicked pitch one time at an Angels' game.
2007-04-03 12:59:13 PM  
I think I've had that nightmare.
2007-04-03 12:59:59 PM  
Juuust a bit outside!
2007-04-03 01:00:32 PM  
cincinnati has a baseball team?
2007-04-03 01:02:11 PM  
hahaha Now that was funny. Can I get a new keyboard for the one that is now soaking wet?
2007-04-03 01:05:57 PM  
They should have elected a girl instead!
2007-04-03 01:08:08 PM  
Don't be hatin, he has teh ghey!
2007-04-03 01:09:57 PM  
Holy shiat you think they would have had a few test runs before hand. You know to find out if he throws like a 5 year old with glue on his hand.
2007-04-03 01:11:41 PM  
I watched the Reds and Marlins play on our little 8,000 seat field here in Dayton their last exibition game. It as a split squad game, but all the former dragons (Dunn, Encarcion) and Griffey batted.

The rest of the field was populated by Dragon players they called up for this game.

The good? Got to see Griffey strike out twice, Dunn not get a hit, and Encarcion scratch his balls.

The bad? See above. I really couldn't tell any difference between the major leaguers and minor leaguers. They all sucked.
2007-04-03 01:13:47 PM  
"You play ball like a GIIIIIRRRRLLLL"

Anyone have a picture of Ham from the sandlot?
2007-04-03 01:14:10 PM  
I feel bad for the guy. That has to be embarassing...even though I've seen MLB pitchers throw one just as bad.

paperbag_writer: The first pro baseball team, genius. I know you're just being a smartass, but the Reds aren't that bad, not like we're the tigers or anything

Go Redlegs!!
2007-04-03 01:17:48 PM  
damn cubs
2007-04-03 01:18:04 PM  
Hizzoner explains his pitch here:
2007-04-03 01:18:09 PM  
Namey Namerson

I liked when Bill Murray threw the first pitch over the screen.

2007-04-03 01:20:24 PM  
Action Replay Nick

This clip actually made me wonder, has there ever been a politician or celebrity that's thrown like a really kickass opening pitch?

Best opening pitch ever at 1:38:
2007-04-03 01:21:05 PM  
Maybe he warmed up with Ryan Freel.
2007-04-03 01:24:11 PM  
Man, that is one classic first pitch. I think if I were him, I'd play up the screw-up angle for all it's worth. Actually, if I were him and I threw like that, I would have turned and thrown the ball into center field and played up the "whadIdo?" look.

Rat: now lets see how this bruise will look in HD
Omnivorous: I think that's too subtle.

What?!? Not subtle at all! There are only three tee-vee commercials I've ever laughed with: the "Okay, kitty-cats, read my beak" talking parrot one for Whiskas a dozen years ago, the two lions Taco Bell spot recently ("No, like Ricardo Montalban: carrrrne asada."), and Charlie Sheen's "lets see how this bruise will look in HD" line for DirecTV.
2007-04-03 01:25:06 PM  

The first pro baseball team, genius.

You mean the oldest pro baseball team still in existence. The New York Nine and New York Knickerbockers were the first two professional baseball teams.
2007-04-03 01:25:15 PM  
Cuba Gooding Jr. surrenders

/Probably the 2nd worst opening pitch EVAR
/Especially after he did a backflip...funny
2007-04-03 01:26:42 PM  
Mor Beal

...the "Okay, kitty-cats, read my beak" talking parrot one for Whiskas a dozen years ago

I didn't know anyone else still remembered that! "OK, kitty-cats, read my more birds. For dinner I mean!"
2007-04-03 01:27:17 PM  
I didn't know that Cincy had elected Rick Ankiel as their mayor.
2007-04-03 01:31:02 PM  
I usually disbelieve it when a subby puts 'ever' on a post..In fact, it's overused..

But not this time...
2007-04-03 01:33:37 PM  
Good enough to be in Texas' starting rotation most years.
2007-04-03 01:36:17 PM  
Awwww yeah Mike3k22

Brewha's FTW... Whooped up on some Big Market Dodgers yesterday. Sheets is gonna win 20 games this year.

Cubs suck...
2007-04-03 01:37:04 PM  
As I said in the baseball thread yesterday, they'd been talking on the radio how this guy had been practicing for this for literally weeks(!) I didn't get to see it but I did hear about it. This video is even worse than I could have imagined.
2007-04-03 01:38:40 PM  
So Urkel's a mayor now?
2007-04-03 01:43:41 PM  
Skimmed through the thread, don't recall seeing a single "but, but.. Clinton!" post.

You disappoint me, Fark.
2007-04-03 01:52:05 PM  
I sent the link to several friends. One of them responded by sending me this one.

Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer
2007-04-03 01:54:32 PM  
I figure the Cubs will sign him by Friday.
2007-04-03 01:56:26 PM  
What, no Macaulay Culkin pics yet?
2007-04-03 01:57:34 PM  
I like this one better. She's got far better "form" than the Mayor.
2007-04-03 01:58:24 PM  
The New York Nine and New York Knickerbockers were the first two professional baseball teams.

Where the heck do you get that?

MLB says The Cincinnati Reds.

Heres an early history too. Reds were notorious as first non-amateur status club (when it was more a "gentlemen's game").
2007-04-03 01:59:27 PM  
I wonder if when Jerry Springer was mayor, how he would have thrown his ball?
2007-04-03 01:59:38 PM  
The Reds aren't the oldest pro baseball team. The original Cincinnati Red Stockings were essentially the predecessors of the Braves.

The Nine and the Knickerbockers were the first organized teams to play each other under Cartwright's rules, not the first professional team.
2007-04-03 02:00:00 PM  
2007-04-03 02:01:15 PM  
Methinks loki see loki do is correct.

Reds = first all-professional baseball team.
2007-04-03 02:02:38 PM  
Well, Mallory may throw right-handed, but he swings from the other side of the plate.

/If you know what I mean.
//Not that there's anything wrong with that....
///From Cincinnati, fwiw
2007-04-03 02:02:42 PM  
Carl Lewis, anyone?
2007-04-03 02:05:21 PM  
That was worse than Jon Stewart
2007-04-03 02:06:58 PM  
I wonder if that's what the mythical "Gyroball" looks like?
2007-04-03 02:07:03 PM  
Mother Shabubu You mean the oldest pro baseball team still in existence. The New York Nine and New York Knickerbockers were the first two professional baseball teams.

Got anything to back that up? Here's what I found, which supports what I have always been told:

/mayor mallory is a complete joke. serves him right to look the fool the way he did.
//eric davis is saying "wtf bro? - you throw like a white girl".
///the ump got that call right
2007-04-03 02:09:17 PM  
Enriquo Palatzo would have called that a strike.
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