The ceremonial first pitch exists for several reasons. One is to pay tribute to special people that are deserving of some attention or recognition. Another is to suck up to powerful rich people, like politicians and CEOs. But probably the biggest reason, or at least the most common, is to entertain fans and provide celebrities with mutually beneficial PR opportunities.
So why are we so fascinated by celebrities throwing out first pitches? Well, I would say it’s partly because we’re just obsessed with celebrities in general, and partly because we secretly want to see them totally blow it so we can say, “yeah, that guy may drive a Maserati, but at least I can throw a pitch over the plate!”
As for 2013, so far there have been a lot of celebrity first pitches. However, today we’re going to look at the 13 most notable cases.
What makes them “notable,” you ask? Well, there are a number of factors, but it basically comes down to one or more of these four things: (1) how famous they are; (2) how attractive they are; (3) how well they did, and (4) how poorly they did.
So who’s on the list? Click the arrows to find out.