Carly Rae Jepsen’s horrible first pitch

Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen should give her number to a pitching coach.

The pop music star had the honor of throwing out the first pitch before Sunday’s contest between the Houston Astros and host Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately, it went down as arguably one of the worst displays in ceremonial pitching history.

Not only did Jepsen fail to get the ball to home plate, she completely missed the home plate circle. Her late release sent the ball nose-diving into the grass halfway between the mound and the plate.

Oh well, baseball isn’t Jepsen’s day job, and at least she could laugh about it. Of course, she might want to work on her technique a little more before agreeing to throw a pitch in front of thousands of fans (or perhaps just hundreds based on how empty Tropicana Field was on Sunday).


Still, you don’t need to be a baseball player to make a spectacular ceremonial pitch. Check out what this rhythmic gymnast apparently did in a Korean baseball league game earlier this month: