Mets offer 50 Cent chance to redeem himself for infamously horrible first pitch
50 Cent a few years ago made one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in major league history. And the New York Mets are offering the rapper/actor the opportunity to at long last redeem himself.
50 Cent recently reminisced about his infamous pitch that came on May 27, 2014 ahead of a Mets-Pirates game at Citi Field. His performance in the ceremonial duty one was so delightfully awful it inspired mockery and memes, not to mention its own baseball card.
3 Years Ago Today, 50 Cent Threw The Worst First Pitch of All-Time! pic.twitter.com/L4ofnSS7FC
— SFTY (@SFTYMag) May 27, 2017
“Listen, no one warned me,” 50 Cent told Newsday. “No one said: ‘Risk versus reward!’ I would have kept my [expletive] in the stands. This is never going away.”
The fallout from the embarrassing gaffe took 50 Cent by surprise.
“I had no idea that throwing a bad pitch would be so big,” 50 Cent observed. “It was coming across CNN! ESPN, CNN, I was like, whoa, not the way I want things out here at the moment when I’m getting ready to run this music and I’m on CNN and it looks like my arm’s broken. I’m like, ‘What the [expletive] happened to me?’”
The rapper added in the interview he hopes one day a chance to redeem himself will come to fruition.
“I have to redeem myself at some point,” 50 Cent said. “Maybe if I get out there and throw a really good pitch they’ll let me go a little bit.”
And now, that opportunity has been offered by the Mets.
Hey @50cent, we heard you’re ready to redeem yourself?! Here is your invite to throw out a first pitch this season. Toss a strike this time! #50FirstPitch https://t.co/WUZlUTHbHK
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 11, 2018
As far as the ignominious pantheon of celebrities who have made embarrassingly awful ceremonial first pitches, 50 Cent arguably occupies a deservedly most prominent placement. It will be interesting to see if the rap mogul takes the Mets up on their offer.