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Topps Commemorates 50 Cent’s Awful First Pitch

Mickey Hanley Contributor

The 2014 Major League Baseball season saw one of the worst first pitches of all-time.

On May 27, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch before the New York Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Based on his effort, it may have been the first time that he threw a baseball in his life. The pitch went nowhere near home plate and, instead, flew wide left. If you have never seen 50’s failed attempt, check it out here.

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Topps, the best known producer of baseball cards, has decided to release a special baseball card commemorating 50 Cent’s attempted first pitch, as revealed by the Mets. The card is sure to be a collector’s item, although it probably will not be worth much at first. Maybe about 50 cents (Okay, I’ll stop).

Given recent sports scandals, no one has ruled out foul play playing a factor in 50 Cent’s first pitch. Rumor has it that the Mets want to ask Lance Stephenson a few questions.

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As this Vine proves, former MLB outfielder Vladimir Guerrero would not have blinked before hitting it into left field.

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Man, I miss Vlad. The Mets could always use an extra outfielder (a la last year’s resurrection of soon-to-be fossil Bobby Abreu).