The ceremonial first pitch is a tradition that takes place before every Major League Baseball game.
This event usually involves local dignitaries and celebrities.
And this UFC superstar just threw the most embarrassing first pitch you will ever see.
Connor McGregor is one the biggest superstars in all of combat sports.
When McGregor signs up for a fight, it guarantees over a million pay-per-view buys because of his brash attitude, charisma, and ability to back up his smack talk in the octagon.
Just don’t ask McGregor to throw a baseball.
McGregor agreed to throw out the first pitch before a recent Chicago Cubs home game.
In the words of Harry Doyle from the iconic movie Major League, the pitch was “just a bit outside.”
Conor McGregor with an immediate all-time iconic first pitch 🎯💰pic.twitter.com/GGMHhYoOSc
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 21, 2021
McGregor was not the first celebrity to throw an embarrassing first pitch.
Until very recently, rap superstar 50 Cent held that honor with his toss before a New York Mets game.
But the reigning, undefeated, and undisputed champs of horrendous ceremonial first pitches was Dr. Fauci last summer at a Washington Nationals game.
Not every ceremonial first pitch ends in humiliation.
Maybe the most famous was when then President George W. Bush took the mound at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series and threw a strike – while wearing a bulletproof vest – in New York City just weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
That moment may have been the high point of the Bush Presidency.
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