Tag Archives: ceremonial first pitch

  • Military Dad Surprises Son at Royals Game, Things Get Emotional (Video)

    Military Dad Surprises Son at Royals Game, Things Get Emotional (Video)

    I have tons of respect for military families. They make huge sacrifices most of us couldn’t fathom. However, for a little while, all those reunion videos of dads and moms surprising their kids were starting to get a little boring. You see, when reunion videos first started hitting the web, it was always veterans returning […]

  • RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game…Makes 172 Arrests (Video)

    RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game…Makes 172 Arrests (Video)

    This year we’ve already seen a number of pretty crazy ceremonial first pitches, from t-rexes, to hero cats to 101-year-old grandmas. The trend continued on Tuesday night in Detroit, where RoboCop—star of the feature film RoboCop—did the honors prior to the Tigers game against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the […]

  • 33 Classic Ceremonial First Pitches (GIFs)

    33 Classic Ceremonial First Pitches (GIFs)

    If it seems to you like there have been a number of noteworthy first pitches recently, you’re totally right. In the last few weeks alone we’ve seen a 101-year-old grandma, a major hip hop star, and a cat throw out the first pitch at professional baseball games. We’re basically living in the golden age of the ceremonial first […]

  • 13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    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 […]

  • Jason Collins Throws Out First Pitch at Red Sox Game (Video)

    Jason Collins Throws Out First Pitch at Red Sox Game (Video)

    A couple months back, NBA free agent Jason Collins made history when he came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article, thus becoming the first openly gay pro athlete in United State professional sports. It was a pretty big deal, and it elicited both criticism and praise. Of course, one of the most notable […]

  • This Might Be the Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever (Video)

    This Might Be the Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever (Video)

    We’ve seen some pretty awful ceremonial first pitches in recent years. Some of them came from rather attractive women, in which case everyone pretty much got the results they expected. Others came from elite athletes who you would have thought could do better. But none of these, however, really merited consideration for “worst ceremonial first […]