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Ceremonial first pitch sails high, breaks camera glass before Mets game (video)


Some more ceremonial first pitch hijinks, you say? Sure, why not? Prior to the New York Mets-Chicago White Sox game at Citi Field on Tuesday, Gary Green, the owner of the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, was on-hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Green apparently is a lifelong Mets fan — he was even at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Red Sox (the legendary Bill Buckner game) — so hopefully that nugget of information answers any “Why in the hell is the owner of a minor league team in the Kansas City Royals organization throwing out a pitch at a friggin’ Mets game?” inquiries.

The pitch? Juuuuust a bit high.

Okay, more than a bit high. It sailed over the head of Mets catcher John Buck’s head. So high, in fact that it ended up by the backstop, shattering the protective glass of the camera behind home plate.

Well, I can say one thing about this debacle: It is doubtful that this guy will ever be invited back to throw out a first pitch. Also, at least when that gal from the Girls’ Generation pop group failed miserably in her attempt at making a competent ceremonial first pitch before a Los Angeles Dodgers game this week, she didn’t break anything.

[H/T CSN Chicago, via Holdout Sports]