The best and worst first pitches ever: The video evidence


In this Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, former President George Bush, right, watches his son, George W. Bush throw the ceremonial first pitch for Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Chris Ingraham and the Wonkblog team today brought a visual representation of some of the best and worst ceremonial first pitches in history. (Yes, 50 Cent's recent pitch was probably the worst ever). Check out the whole awesome chart here.

Now, here's an abridged version of the video evidence -- featuring George W. Bush, Cookie Monster, and Sonia Sotomayor -- courtesy of WashPost's video team.

50 Cent isn't the only celebrity to make headlines for his throwing arm. From Justin Bieber to George W. Bush to the Cookie Monster — here are five of the best and worst pitches by celebrities at Major League Baseball games. (Kate M. Tobey/The Washington Post)
Ryan McCarthy is the assistant business editor for The Washington Post. He oversees Storyline, Wonkblog and other digital projects.
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