35 Burst results for "First Pitch"

Morton, Olson lead Braves to another easy win over Mets, 5-0

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 3 min ago

Morton, Olson lead Braves to another easy win over Mets, 5-0

"Charlie Morton struck out 12 and handcuffed the mets on three hits as the braves climbed within three and a half games of the division lead with a 5 nothing whitewashing Brave shortstop dansby Swanson was impressed For him to be able to throw the ball away the way he did tonight just come in and different pitches different parts of the zone was obviously huge Uphill to Robbie Grossman got the braves rolling with a solo shot in the third and first baseman Matt also knocked in three to power the offense The braves lead the four game series to nothing and look to hand the mets their first series loss against an eastern division team this season Jim Hart Atlanta

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Arozarena's early homer sends Rays past skidding Yankees 3-1

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 1 hr ago

Arozarena's early homer sends Rays past skidding Yankees 3-1

"The Yankees have now lost 11 of their last 13 after three to one defeat to the rays Randy arozarena wasted no time to give Tampa Bay a three zero lead just four batters into the game with a three run Homer off Nestor Cortez junior which would be all the runs Kevin Cass's team would need for its fourth straight win We need to feel good about ourselves It's been a grind a little bit from the all star break and wins And this ballpark against this team they can elevate you a little bit make you feel that much better Cortez settle down after that blow allowing just an infield single through the 7th But the raised pitching against stifle the struggling Yankee offense yielding just four hits Time area New York

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Marcus Pittman and Jason Farely Provide an Update on Loor.tv

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:05 min | 4 hrs ago

Marcus Pittman and Jason Farely Provide an Update on Loor.tv

"Is lord TV now? TV. Where do you stand right now? So we actually had a beta in April. And we funded two, we funded one season of two different shows. Teach all nations and dark collar. And we actually had to close down the beta because they funded in all episodes funded in 5 weeks. We got up to 3000 users, basically by invite only, and then we were like, oh, we have to do a capital raise. So we so successful you had to shut it down. Shut it down because we're good. Yeah, it's great. We were like, oh no, please stop. We only planned for a thousand users and you know three months. And you funded everything. We're done in 5 weeks. So with great problem to have and really sets us up, we've signed 30 movies and TV show contracts at a value of a $137 million. And why? Yeah, and we've spent no money on those content acquisitions because our model unlike Netflix who's spending a billion was a billion a month. A $1 billion content. Our model says, look, the filmmaker can present to the artist and the artist if gets funded, then we get the exclusive and get them the money for the exclusive. But if they don't, they walk away, they own the content. They own the idea. They're pitching to the user. So what kind of stuff can you tease some of this stuff? And first of all, when is lure TV going to go up so that people can check it out. The website's up now. You can check out some of the projects we have coming up and you can sign up for our mailing list. To be alerted. And so we've got projects like American recon, where there's a film crew embedded with the Arizona militia that's guarding the border right now. And that the story that nobody knows is going on. So when everybody pulled back from the border, Arizona, citizens said, will somebody's got to do something. And so a militia was formed. So there's a film crew embedded there with that militia. Stopping sex trafficking drugs. It's incredible.

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Donald Trump Jr.: The FBI Showed up With the Hostage Rescue Team

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:57 min | 16 hrs ago

Donald Trump Jr.: The FBI Showed up With the Hostage Rescue Team

"It's beyond inconceivable. You know, if you were a Hollywood script writer and you pitched a plot for a movie that said that the lawyer who represented Jeffrey Epstein's team and people who worked for Jeffrey Epstein became a federal judge and then of all the thousands of judge judges in the country, he's the one who signed off on this Mar-a-Lago search warrant, which evidently allowed them to seize every single document generated during the four years of the Trump administration, which should have been the biggest red flag imaginable, but honest to goodness done, you wouldn't, that wouldn't pass muster. They'd laughed that writer out of the pitch room. That screenwriter would have been thrown out of Hollywood for publishing something unrealistic, and yet it's there. It's happening on a daily basis. We're seeing it before our very eyes. And it's just, you know, it's clearly a political vendetta. They have weaponized the FBI. I've been thinking about this but it wasn't like a couple of bureaucrat agents showed up to Mar-a-Lago to exercise this war. We heard about how desperate it was. And yet, you know, the Merrick Garland was weighing on it for weeks and months. Like I thought, you know, he had to nuclear codes. Remember that one last time? He still had him. It's incredible. He must have taken the nuclear football from The White House. They showed up with the FBI's hostage rescue team for your listeners who don't know what that is. That's like the field teams of the FBI. Right. You know, now I understand that like three weeks ago, there was a narrative that took about two seconds to disprove, although the January 6th inquisition committee didn't want to hear from the actual Secret Service, but there was the narrative that Donald Trump had choked out two young, heavily armed, very fit secret agents at the age of 75. During the January 6th to go be with his supporters, that took about two seconds to disprove, but they still ran with it for, you know, days and probably weeks.

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Urías, Dodgers blank Brewers 4-0, continue 2nd-half surge

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 1 d ago

Urías, Dodgers blank Brewers 4-0, continue 2nd-half surge

"The first team to 80 wins as the Dodgers got behind their pitching staff to blank the brewers for nothing led by starter Julio aureus who worked the first 5 innings on four hits The Dodger bullpen with four relievers took over and did not allow a hit over the final four innings Gavin Lux hit a two run Homer Freddie Freeman a solo shot Freeman says urias continues to be one of the best pitchers in the national league We gotta be getting close to being in the south young race here Every single time he goes out there it's a chance for us to win Dodgers built on an early one zero lead by tacking on three runs in the middle innings Check Freeman Milwaukee

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Dodgers' 12-game win streak ends; Singer, Royals blank LA

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 d ago

Dodgers' 12-game win streak ends; Singer, Royals blank LA

"Kansas City starter Brady singer allowed only one hit through 6 innings to set the tone in the royal's four zero win over the Los Angeles Dodgers From the first pitch the whole team was on it Definitely one of the definitely one of the one that one So it was good You know the whole entire by everybody The royals handed Dodger starter Tyler Anderson only his second loss of the season Salvador Perez got the royal started with an RBI double in the first then three different royals relief pitchers chipped in for the shutout Greg eklund Kansas City

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Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A's 6-3

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 d ago

Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A's 6-3

"Alex Bregman finished two for four with a home run and three RBI as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland athletics 6 to three I think the guys that are really good job of her pairing and getting ready to go this series and competed every single pitch and we have to do that for you and expect to win And I think we did a really good job of locking in and focusing and playing hard The wind is the ASTRO's fourth in a row and it completes a weekend sweep of the last place a's Christian Javier earned his 7th win by holding Oakland to one hit over 6 shutout innings Christian Vasquez finished with three hits for the Astros Adam spole in Houston

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Snell strikes out 10, pitches Padres past Nationals 6-0

AP News Radio

00:09 sec | 2 d ago

Snell strikes out 10, pitches Padres past Nationals 6-0

"Uncomfortable I know who I am on this team now and what I need to do to be ready every 5th day so it's just comforting

Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 d ago

Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

"Drew Rasmus and flirted with perfection in the rays four one win over the Orioles Rasmussen had a perfect game until Jorge Mateo doubled on the first pitch of the 9th inning Matteo later scored on a wild pitch by Rasmussen who struck out 7 over a career high 8 and a third innings Randy arose arena hit a two run Homer off Jordan lyles with two out in the third lyles was lifted with one out in the 5th charged with four runs in 5 hits The outcome puts Tampa Bay one and a half games ahead of Baltimore for the final AL wild card slot I'm Dave ferry

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Tuchel, Conte clash as Chelsea, Tottenham draw 2-2 in EPL

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 d ago

Tuchel, Conte clash as Chelsea, Tottenham draw 2-2 in EPL

"There was a wild finish to Tottenham's two two draw with Chelsea which featured an equalizer by Harry Kane in the 6th minute of stoppage time managers Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel go to each other in the second half and were eventually shown red cards following a postgame shoving match Tuchel felt both spurs goals should have been wiped out by infractions I can not understand how the first call is not off site and I can not understand since when players can be pulled by their hair stay on the pitch pull other people's hair stay on the pitch and attack in the last corner The antagonism began when Conte barged into the chest of Tuco following Tottenham's first equalizer in the 68th minute I'm Dave fairy

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Acuña, Olson power Braves to doubleheader sweep of Marlins

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 3 d ago

Acuña, Olson power Braves to doubleheader sweep of Marlins

"The braves took a pair from the Marlins winning 5 to two and 6 to two Ronald Acuna junior had two hits in both games including a Homer on the first pitch of the nightcap Von Grissom and Matt Olson homered in game two helping Atlanta when its 5th in a row since dropping four or 5 to the mets last weekend Call ups Kyle Muller and Ian Anderson picked up the victories Mueller allowed two runs and three hits over 5 innings and Anderson gave up two runs over 6 frames Tommy Trump doubled twice singled and drove in three in game one His first major league action of the season I'm Dave ferry

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Kiner-Falefa helps Yankees squeeze past Red Sox 3-2

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 3 d ago

Kiner-Falefa helps Yankees squeeze past Red Sox 3-2

"A safety squeeze led the Yankees to just their second win in ten games three two at Boston Isaiah kinder falafel provided the tie breaking bun in the 9th inning to give Aaron Boone his 400th career when his Yankees manager Kind of falafel also hit his first Yankee home run tying the game two two in the 5th inning Andrew benintendi sparked the 9th fitting rally with a one out double Boston scored its runs in the fourth inning on a hit by pitch and a sacrifice fly a rolled as Chapman got four outs for the victory Scott afros worked a rocky 9th inning for his second save allowing a pair of one out singles before closing it out I'm Dave ferry

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DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 3 d ago

DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

"The mets scored a run in the first and had only three more base runners the rest of the way but it was enough to beat the Phillies one to nothing The pitching was dominant on both sides Aaron nola gave up the one run over 8 innings striking out 8 for Philadelphia but New York's pitches were that much better including 6 innings of two hit ball from stoddard Jacob de Grom You have faith in this offense to go out there and put up runs you know no one's done a great job against us And this team did a good job of scoring early and then the goal was to keep it there for them Edwin Diaz got the save for the mets his 27th of the season and 200th of his career Wally guys New York

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McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 d ago

McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's

"Lance mccullers junior was terrific in his season debut as the Astros hammered the a's 8 zero Mccullers held Oakland to a pair of hits while striking out 5 over 6 innings throwing 47 of his 81 pitches for strikes He returned from a strain right flexor tendon strain that caused him to miss last year's postseason Alex Bregman went deep in the first inning Trey Mancini had three hits including an RBI double Kyle Tucker a chaz McCormick each added RBI triples to the route Zach log was rocked for 6 runs and 8 hits over 5 and a third innings He's three and 6 I'm Dave fairy

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Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 d ago

Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

"The Padres scored 7 times in the 5th inning and went on to beat the nationals ten to 5 Trent Grisham had a three run Homer in the frame Manny Machado had two hits and two RBI and scored twice Brandon drury also drove in a pair manager bob Melvin likes what his offense is doing Up and down the lineup whether it's drawing walks you know making guys throw pitches Good situations good counts to hit in and taking advantage of The Padres Fernando Tatís Jr. was suspended 80 games without pay for violating Major League Baseball substance abuse policy Craig heist Washington

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Vierling, Phils star on defense, end Mets' 6-game win streak

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 4 d ago

Vierling, Phils star on defense, end Mets' 6-game win streak

"The Phillies made it 13 out of 15 with a two to one ten inning win over the mets New York had won 16 of 18 coming into the game and had a great chance to win it in the bottom of the 9th but stalling Monte was thrown out at the plate by left Fielder Matt vealing The fills then reverse fortune in the top of the attempt to take a two to one lead when Alec baum had a sacrifice fly to right field Not trying to wait around and let him throw me all his stuff just get one over the plate and get it done It wasn't wasn't pretty it wasn't the easiest Started had to probably as fast as sprint speed of the year but it was enough New York's Max Scherzer and Phillies ranger Suarez each gave up just one run in 7 innings as the start is in this pitching duel Time area New York

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Montgomery comes up big again as Cardinals beat Brewers 3-1

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 4 d ago

Montgomery comes up big again as Cardinals beat Brewers 3-1

"Jordan Montgomery pitches 6 shutout innings to pick up the win as the Cardinals down the Bruges three to one St. Louis gets a solo home run by Nolan Arenado at a two run shot from Paul go Schmidt who impressed bruh skipper Craig counsel He's swinging the bat so well that you don't if you make a mistake he's making you pay and you know there's making you pay with the base head and he's making me pay with the Homer Eric Lauer takes the loss He's aided for the red birds are now a game and a half in front of Milwaukee for the top spot in the central Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Gonsolin, Dodgers win 11th in a row, break away from Royals

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 4 d ago

Gonsolin, Dodgers win 11th in a row, break away from Royals

"Tony Gonzalez didn't allow a base runner until the 6th inning in the Dodgers 8 three win over the Kansas City Royals They were swinging a lot So I kept the pitch count down you know I thought I was doing some good pitches early that got some soft soft contact and some guys made some good plays Console and now 14 and one didn't allow a hit until Vinny pasquin Tino singled in the 7th only Houston's Justin Verlander has more pitching wins this season Trey Turner's single in the 7th broke a scoreless tie and triggered a 5 run rally Greg iklin Kansas City

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"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:37 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"If you are on my staff, your nickname would be stick. Pause. I'm surprisingly jacked. I'm just gonna flex just so you can see. For the podcast audience, Mina is not checked. All right, Tom, this is too much. I envision this as a make a wish scenario and this is way over the top now. I am disturbed by your confidence. He's jealous. In my friend, I did not see it going this way to be honest. I really didn't show me something that you do athletically. And then I'll match it up. Grab the video. This is what we do. Pablo, what we just did right here is what I'm doing now with all this unbelievable technology that's out there. That the very best coaches did 50 years ago intuitively. So here's the pressure. When are you going to throw first pitch, Mina? I don't want you to watch. If I'm being honest, but oh no, of course he's going to, we're going to have a party. We're going to have a watch party. Yeah, all of it. It's June 10th. My beloved Mariners are hosting the Red Sox. Okay, so you're aware I played for the Mariners. Yeah, I was born in Seattle. My dad went to the University of Washington. Oh nice. So there was another thing that we have in common that Pablo unfortunately you and I don't have in common. So what's my homework for you, Paula? Here's your homework, Tom, because at some point I want you to biomechanically evaluate me in the most rigorous way possible, but until then I just need a nickname because you gave me a stick and I'm feeling left out. Okay. Again, showing up for the first time, look at you the way you're built, I think you would either be stumpy. So I'm guess how tell are you Pablo? 5, ten and 5, ten and three quarters of an inch Tom house. I'm so glad you asked. Whether or not you're taller than I am, how much do you want? Oh, I weigh it right now about like one 65. No, one 70 closer, probably. See, I have a 5, 9, two O 5. So I'm the original beer keg. And I can't call you here a kid, but I knew you were a squat about it. I might have to see what you like. What's your favorite sport? Oh, it's basketball. What kind of a free throw shooter are you? I'm terrible. Okay. That's terrible. My mechanics are all my mechanics are a multi part series, Tom. If you could do me a favor and have someone video you give me give me 5 free throws. Yes. I want to see 5 streets. We'll run it through. It's actually we have the technology now with its company that it's a an app that we call mustard. Yes. Where a mom and a dad can film their child with democratized, but the elite paying 30 grand a weekend for and we put it in the hands and mom and dad and we can actually give you a biomechanical workup of your free throw shooting for free. Sold. Sold. Then you and I can make fun of him, okay? Yeah. I can't wait. And then, you know, you can greatest both. Tom house, it's on behalf of stick and squatty potty. Squatty body. Stumpy and also. Yeah, that's probably. Yeah, I guess. Yeah, I'd prefer the other one somehow to stuff the Tom house. Thank you.

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"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

04:37 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

01:31 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"This is too much. I envision this as a make a wish scenario and this is way over the top now. I am disturbed by your confidence. He's jealous. In my friend, I did not see it going this way to be honest. But I really didn't show me something that you do athletically. And then I'll match it up. Grab the video. This is what we do. Pablo, what we just did right here is what I'm doing now with all this unbelievable technology That the very best coaches did 50 years ago intuitively. So here's the pressure. When are you going to throw first pitch, Mina? Well, I don't want you to watch if I'm being honest, but oh no, of course he's going to, we're going to have a party. We're going to have a watch party. Yeah, all of it. It's June 10th. My beloved Mariners are hosting the Red Sox. Okay, so you're aware I played for the Mariners. Yeah, I was born in Seattle. My dad went to the University of Washington. Oh nice. So there was another thing that we have in common that Pablo, unfortunately, you and I don't have in common. What's my homework for you, Paula? Here's your homework, Tom, because at some point I want you to biomechanically evaluate me in the most rigorous way possible, but until then I just need a nickname because you gave me a stick and I'm feeling left out. Okay. Again, showing up for the first time, looking at you the way you built, I think you.

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"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:23 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"It's killing me. Think about your back foot has to be perpendicular to the target you're throwing at when you initiate the movement to throw with your feet. So tell me what I just said. So in your own work. The back foot has to be pointed at the catcher. Perpendicular, not pointed. You have here's pointed. It's got to be pointed in the other direction. Oh, wow. Yes, you think about how your foot is put together. If the ball is what ours complex is perpendicular to the target, what's the bump on the inside above what's that call? It's your ankle. Put an eyeball in it, and whether you're a quarterback, whether you're a thrower, anything you throw, your ankle eye on your back foot has to be perpendicularly to where you throw on the target. Yes. For the listener, Mina has now lifted her foot to the camera, yes. So from here on out, whenever you throw anything, if you can get the ankle I on your back foot, perpendicular to the target gets thrown at when you wait shift, your whole body will direct itself, hips, shoulders, everything. Without even having to think, you did a really good job with your total body, except when you went to throw when you wait transferred your back foot was aiming toward the on deck circle on the first base side. Can you visualize that? Yeah, absolutely. And all you had to do to make your weight transfer and your whole bottom half your legs and your hips speak perfect is just square up that back foot so the ankle eye is aiming toward home plate. So that takes care of your legs. So what did you learn about your legs? What do you have to do? That I get it. I'm going to actually draw a little eye on my ankle bump thing and that little eye has to be facing home plate instead of facing the index CERCLA as you mentioned. And that's perfect. And if you do that, then your legs are taken care of and hips happen. Please tell me what I just said. If I do that, my legs will be taken care of and my hips will happen. When you landed on your front foot, your hips were already opened up. Which in your mind's eye and your subconscious brain said my shoulders have to follow. So when you went to throw your hips and your shoulders were added toward the on deck circle, your front side glove and arm was almost behind you. And you still made a good throw forward. But I was fighting it. Like it was generally because and I'm not blowing smoke. There's an athlete floating around in that skinny little body you have. That's gonna be my new Twitter bio Tom. And I'm gonna attribute it to you. Really good. And when you throw it and you do this naturally, when you broke your hands, your thumbs went under, which means your elbows went up and you actually squared off and release the ball with your eyes level and your back foot on the ground when the ball left your hand. Now I gave you three things. That's a lot. But it's a compliment. When you broke your hands, okay, your eyes were love you went thumbs under to get Elmo's up. Your eyes were level, and your back foot was on the ground, which normally takes a bunch of repetitions for anybody to learn, and you said you hadn't done it for 20 years. Yeah, no. I was really consciously trying not to throw it like a shot putter. Right. And that's that low elbow score. When you break your hands and your thumbs go up, warn your elbows go. They go down. When you break your hands and your thumbs go under, where you're elbows go. And maybe you did it perfectly when you broke your hands both elbows came up. You got to a perfect 90 90, but then everything kind of spun out because your feet were all screwed up. My feet failed me as they often do. But it only takes one repetition to fix the position. It takes thousands of reps to neural pathway program a movement. So we try to teach position before movement before activity called scale. And the really the only position that I need you to think about is making sure that your ankle is in your foot is perpendicular to your target. And the rest of your delivery should fall in place. Mina is grinning so broadly for the record, Tom, as this is happening for our audience. She is, okay, yeah, keep going. Jealousy. It's this simple. GSF go frigging fast. I'm cleaning it up just so you have to keep your eyes level keep your front side firm and drag your back foot. You already do three of those things. All you have to do is get the bottom half, get your legs. To where all your momentum is going toward a target instead of spinning it out to the left and you're fine. And you can't go wrong with going fast. The faster you go, the easier you throw. What I just need problem. The faster you go, the easier you will throw. Right. It's null and Ryan. Nolan wanted to throw hard easy. And we never could understand what he meant. When he got tired, he said that tired or I get the faster I try to move. Because you throw with your body, your arms along for the ride. If your muscling up, if you're recruiting strength in your arm before the energy gets there, you're really inefficient with your kinematic sequencing. You actually have really good weight transfer and energy translation. But where's your energy gone? It's been an, you know, George first base. Instead of going to our home plate. I was thinking about that, Tom, because my arms are so noodle like I was trying to use my body. Because you're smart, you're intuitively smart. It's back there..

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

03:16 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"You know, showing up to school in your underwear. Like that is peak, scary stuff. You didn't make me feel better though with the last part about my throwing being okay. Yeah, but what you just said, what happens to human beings that care too much? And thank too much. Is they lock up? And if you think about sports, it's just basically taking the equivalent of what you've done in your backyard, your whole life, and put yourself in front of 50,000, a 100,000 people. The east Germans have a wonderful phrase. I wish I could give it to you in German, but your body's not dumb if you let it be smart. And we spend our lifetime whatever our professions are out thinking our bodies. It's not necessary. And I do think there's another German word that does mix into the modern setting in which mean is entering, right? Which is shot in Freud, 'cause it does feel like the Internet is kind of rooting for failure here, Tom. And so all of the zen in the world feels more necessary than ever in general. Everybody likes to see a screw up. If you do it, you're supposed to do, nobody talks about it. But there's the deal. You learn more from bombing from screwing up. We call it fail, fast, forward. Now there's a concept for you. The people that you're watching on TV that play sports have failed more than any of their peer group. The guys that are willing to go through the nosebleed and failing and learning from their failures are the ones that play. The ones that never take a chance that always try to just satisfy rather than satisfy they never get to the elite level. And again, I'm not blowing smoke, meaning you're not going to believe how good you really are once we talk you through. All right, all right. I love this. All right, Tom. I mean, let's do it, man. Give us give us usually you have like heat maps and very fancy 3D imaging technology. You did grade Mina off of a video. She took on her cell phone? I didn't take it. So give us the best that you got. Okay, so just so you know whether it's a group of little leaguers or working with a Hall of Famer. We inform instruct and inspire. That's what we're after. So the first piece is our about information. When I told you earlier that you throw your feet, if I was to ask you, what do you think you heard the term ankle I? What would ankle I mean to you? Sounds like a new marvel character. Okay. There you go. See, you're smart enough to do further question. It's killing me. Think about your back foot has to be perpendicular to the target you're throwing at when you initiate the movement to throw with your feet. So tell me what I just said. So in your own work. The back foot has to be pointed at the catcher. Perpendicular, not pointed. You have your pointed. It's got to be the other direction. Oh, wow. Yes, you think about how your foot is put together. If the ball is what ours complex is perpendicular to the target, what's the bump on the inside above what's that call? It's your ankle. Put an eyeball in it, and whether you're a quarterback, whether you're a thrower, anything you throw, your ankle I on your.

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:25 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Right? It's about creating a close the left hip, open up that closed left shoulder, open up the hip. Boom. You guys have done your homework. I'll tell you what, that's done. I mean, Mina covers football. I mean, we all know that you coach or have coached Tom Brady and Drew Brees like the best athletes on the planet come to Tom house for counsel on how to throw things. And now Mina is here with a similar request. Can I throw in some caveats before we get into the video that unfortunately Thomas scene of me throwing a baseball? That's the second time I've thrown anything in like 20 years. Just very, very important information that I hope you have in your mind. You actually surprisingly, I know you're going to not really believe me, you do a lot of things correctly. So and this is going to be fun. Yeah, the fact that you even agreed to do any of this, Tom is completely absurd. By the way, I mean, you were also, I mean, you were a teammate of Hank aarons on the Atlanta Braves when he was chasing Babe Ruth's home run record. One ball and no strikes. Deep and straight away, fast forward is a high driver defeat left center field, but it goes back to the faint city sky. What a marvelous moment for baseball and that was you, Tom. That was you standing in the braves bullpen in that iconic video catching home run number 715. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all time baseball idol. What you have done, I'm really impressed. You guys are really done because top has anyone ever asked you to counsel them on a first pitch to coach up their first pitch. This is a request you've gotten before. Yeah, I tell you what, the first pitch, it's terrifying. And it's like, if it can be screwed up, it will. So we have to do is get into the zone. And the zone literally is when the excitement or noise in the environment is inversely proportional to the amount of thinking you have to do. So the crazier it gets, the weirder it gets. Just don't think. Think.

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

01:44 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

07:57 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

"Out of this. I do like the idea of you being, I don't even know if you've ever seen endgame. At the very least, you've probably are infinity war. You probably have glanced at the Wikipedia page summaries of what those plots are. I like the idea of you being the Doctor Strange. Imagining every possibility. All the worlds that could exist in which things go in particularly horrifying ways. First of all, I'm a cast member, of course, I've seen a game. Shout out Disney. But let me ask you this. You were in fair. Yeah. Synergy. What do you think is the worst possible iteration of a first pitch? Because we've seen a lot of them over the years. Yeah, I mean, I think the worst possible one is the one in which it looks like you have no idea what you're doing. That's actually the second worst genre. The first worst genre is the one where your pitch goes so haywire that you injure a photographer. Oh, I hit someone, so like I Randy Johnson, a bird, but the bird is actually flying somewhere in the upper deck. It could be the possible nightmare scenario. I hadn't even thought of that. Yes, you could be the sequel to the Randy Johnson murders a bird. So I actually think I'd rather throw it hard, but slice it or something. As opposed to just throwing like a pathetically weak pitch. I think that is actually the worst one for me because I do have spaghetti arms and I think that will satisfy some people's preconceived notions of what I'm capable of. You are the Kevin Durant of ESPN. Exclusively in terms of bicep definition. Exactly. I've often said, people say. Well, hold on. I want to rewind because the idea of you getting the call to do this is admittedly, and this is where, yes, I was bargaining, I'll admit. I'm still very jealous. It's awesome. It's an awesome thing to get the call. I was totally surprised. I want to say that. When I got an email from a marketing person with the Mariners ahead of opening day asking me if it's something I'd be interested in doing, I have made no secret of my fandom. There's an egg in Martinez bobblehead on my TV backdrop. I achieve some renowned not the right word. But infamy, I guess? Yeah. I think that's fair. I don't know if you were on the show that day. We were taping around the horn and in between blocks, news broke that Shohei Ohtani was not signing with the Mariners and I lost my I think I blacked out actually for like ten seconds. Otani's going to the angels? No. No. I need a second. Yeah, I was not on the show, but I heard it just like over mountain ranges. As it happened live. But it does this whole thing. So take me inside what you have to do for this because they basically just say show up. Yes. And bring your arm that's a lot stronger than people think. And throw this pitch. But also like you're kind of like a guest of honor, right? Like you gotta do jumbotron things. Yeah, so the other thing I had to do, the only thing I've had to do ahead of this, I guess, other than practice, which no one is making me do. That's just something I'm doing. Yeah, we gotta talk about that, yeah. We can talk about practice. I taped some jumbotron prompts, which are the things that, you know, come up telling the crowd to rally or stand up. It's time to get loud. Everybody on your feet, let's go. Let's do this. Hey, it's rally time. I have to admit, perhaps even more so than throwing a ball 50 plus feet. Enthusiastically encouraging a crack to do something is even more out of my bailiwick. I use it right Bailey book. I don't think the words, it's rally time, have ever come out of my mouth before the moment that I taped that prompt. The laugh at me. Don't laugh at me. What people don't know is that when you used to host this show before you started every episode, you used to tell the guest, it's rally time, and then you sort of go on the podcast. Get loud. Let's go. Seattle. Stand up. That's actually better than the one I gave him. Okay, hold on though, because your relationship to the Mariners, I just want to recap this for people who don't understand. Why do you care about them in a way that would lead them to think this person? This person is the right person for this incredibly pressurized daunting task. Feels like you're negging me. I just want to throw that out there. I'm just acknowledge the underlying tension between behind a lot of these questions. But yeah. So I was born to Mariners fan, born into Mariners fandom. When I was a kid, it was incredibly cool to be a Mariners fan because the coolest basal player that perhaps ever existed can be junior was a national icon for kids everywhere. Regardless of where you live, it was the internationally known. Everybody wore their hat like griffey. Everybody emulated his swing. Runner at first. One down. Deep to right field way back. He has done it again. Goodbye home run. Ken griffey junior said to his teammates get on my back and I will carry you. So it was actually a really, really fun time. And I think maybe misleading because, you know, Mina at the age of 8 thought, I'm in for a whole life of this. Ken griffey junior, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, ichiro Suzuki, you know. J muter. The bone, you know? But of course, as you know, and I think many people know the marriage have not been to the postseason since 2001, as long as drought, of course, have any major league team in America. And so it's been a long, long, dark road. And yeah, there was a lot of optimism headed into the season, which is still young. Of course, it's June. And they got off to a great start. There's all this young talent coming up, and Julio Rodriguez, who was like the really, really exciting talent coming up, outfielder, has actually been quite good. Hammered. Blast off left field. Julio Rodriguez with a match of a three run bomb and the 21 year old will touch them all for the first time. What's less encouraging is that the Mariners have just had bad luck as of late and you know maybe just maybe my first pitch will turn things around. Yeah, a lot of ball game left. Mina, which is also another good thing you could yell at a sub 500 team from a jumbotron. But who is actually helping you get ready for this? I haven't sent videos of me practicing or discussed what I've been doing with that many people, so it's kind of hard to receive advice. You've been in the lab. The lab with my husband who did play baseball growing up shout out to Nick. And has been very generous or provided a very generous strike zone, rather. You've seen the video. We sent it to our group chat. Didn't get a lot of advice there. Our friend Mike schur is a big baseball fan. I think told me to flip one of my hips or something, which I immediately forgot and ignored. So it's not great Pablo. It's a very private and I don't know if I'm getting better. Yeah. You're going to talk about first pitches that went well. That's right. Or we're surprisingly okay. The only talk about the terrible ones. So yeah, you know who I did watch. I did watch a first pitch from Sue bird. He's around quite a few, but she was strong one for the Mariners. Yep, a friend of the show. Yep. Turn it on because I wanted to see where she was throwing from because I just had to remember to see her throw and.

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"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

07:56 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

"When you are ready, it's your pitch. Oh, no. Doctor Fauci over the previous four so months had become one of the most famous people in the world because he was the COVID czar during the height of COVID. And he was given the ball to throw the first pitch and what happened after that Pablo, it defies words. I think we should, frankly, just let Doctor Fauci explain it himself. I had been practicing at a walk down that I thought was 60 feet. And I was really probably 45 feet. And I kind of hurt my arm because I haven't thrown a baseball literally in decades. So as I was getting ready to go out on the mound, my arm was killing me, but I said, hell, I could suck it up and just throw it the way I had been practicing. When I got to the mound, I said, oh my God, Sean Doolittle looked like he was 200 feet away. And instead of just throwing it, lobby get over him, which would have landed right in front of him. I wound up and threw it like a bullet only it just went way off to the left. So it was my bed all the way. I got to say Jeff did not anticipate replaying tape from that specific interview we did with that. Almost two years later, but I rewatched the video now and as much as I respect and treasure that man, I find it very hard to mount an argument against his ranking with you. The thing to understand here, Pablo, is that most first pitches go all right. It's a special guest lobbying something in the general vicinity of home plate. You have a margin of error, you're okay. But sometimes these things go horrifically wrong. And on May 16th, Steve aoki, world famous DJ and producer. I'm sure you danced to his music all the time. Was that Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch ahead of the Red Sox game? It's not his first rodeo. So he asked for some advice from Matt Barnes, the Red Sox reliever who was set to catch the throw. The last two times I tried it. Okay. I never made it to the home plate. Okay. We're going to change that time. So I'm catching your first pitch tonight. Okay, so what should I do just different? Aim higher. Let it eat. Okay. All right. Don't as hard as you can. As far as you can. That sounds like good advice, but I guess he took it too literally because aoki went out to the mound and on court to throw that was above Barnes head and above everything else and almost hit a jet flying over Fenway and it came to rest on the top of the backstop and if we're talking about candidates for the worst pitch in first pitch history, it certainly in the conversation. Yeah, just the ball sadly resting atop some netting is a pretty good indictment of both the advice you received and your execution of said advice. So Jeff, if you were to give advice to, let's say a certain someone, a certain and someone who is being tasked with throwing a first pitch and wants to avoid, let's say, making the power rankings that you have now described for us. What are you telling this hypothetical person? Well, this hypothetical person Pablo is not hypothetical. So I got a text on Wednesday, may 18th. At ten 11 a.m., it said, your morning laugh. An attached to it was a video of a person standing on a dirt field in front of a hill wearing a tank top, shorts and sneakers. Throwing a baseball. It was mean a kind and she was preparing for what's going to be one of the biggest nights of her life. Here's the thing. She didn't ask me for advice. And that showed me some confidence. I think she understands what's at stake here. I think she recognizes that it's not just the times name. But it's all of ESPN's integrity and self respect. That's on the line here. And I don't mean to pile on any more pressure than there is, Mina. No. Of course not. This is hard enough as it is already. But the reality is, if you screw this up, you're never, ever, ever going to hear the end of it from all of us. Oh, I completely agree. Jeff, and so after the break, we really need to hear from her. 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And I am curious how you are feeling now that you are going to do this thing in front of untold thousands of people at a legit major league ballpark. Many people have tried to convince me that this is a win win scenario for me. Either I throw the pitch and people are pleasantly surprised by the velocity of it or approximates a strike, I don't know how far out I'm going to be actually. A shocking spin rate, yeah, for me to cops is when possible headline in this universe. Or I screw up terribly, it goes viral, this is not my, I want to be clear. This is not my take. This is what other people have expressed to me. And that works in my favor too because I go viral, which I don't want to go viral. I don't want to be 50 cent. I don't want to be Steve. I don't want any of that. I just want to throw a competent pitch. But what they're suggesting to you, the people who have been in your ear already, people who are not me for the record. What they are suggesting to you is that this is a monetizable experience if it actually goes as bad as a normal person might fear it. Well, I mean, no one's actually telling me to deliberately screw it up. There's no deliberately sell NFTs in the comments section of a video of you, face planting while throwing a first pitch. Even the worst case scenario that you've imagined in your mind and I have imagined several, I mean, there is only so many directions a bad pitch could go, but I have thought of them all. And I think it's more my friends saying, even if that happens, a good thing could come.

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"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:08 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"When you are ready, it's your pitch. Oh, no. Doctor Fauci over the previous four so months had become one of the most famous people in the world because he was the COVID czar during the height of COVID. And he was given the ball to throw the first pitch and what happened after that Pablo, it defies words. I think we should, frankly, just let Doctor Fauci explain it himself. I had been practicing at a walk down that I thought was 60 feet. And I was really probably 45 feet. And I kind of hurt my arm because I haven't thrown a baseball literally in decades. So as I was getting ready to go out on the mound, my arm was killing me, but I said, hell, I could suck it up and just throw it the way I had been practicing. When I got to the mound, I said, oh my God, Sean Doolittle looked like he was 200 feet away. And instead of just throwing it, lobby get over him, which would have landed right in front of him. I wound up and threw it like a bullet only it just went way off to the left. So it was my bed all the way. I got to say Jeff did not anticipate replaying tape from that specific interview we did with that. Almost two years later, but I rewatched the video now and as much as I respect and treasure that man, I find it very hard to mount an argument against his ranking with you. The thing to understand here, Pablo, is that most first pitches go all right. It's a special guest lobbying something in the general vicinity of home plate. You have a margin of error, you're okay. But sometimes these things go horrifically wrong. And on May 16th, Steve aoki, world famous DJ and producer. I'm sure you danced to his music all the time. Was that Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch ahead of the Red Sox game? It's not his first rodeo. So he asked for some advice from Matt Barnes, the Red Sox reliever who was set to catch the throw. The last two times I tried it. Okay. I never made it to the home plate. Okay. We're going to change that time. So I'm catching your first pitch tonight. Okay, so what should I do just different? Aim higher. Let it eat. Okay. All right. Don't as hard as you can. As far as you can. That sounds like good advice, but I guess he took it too literally because aoki went out to the mound and on court to throw that was above Barnes head and above everything else and almost hit a jet flying over Fenway and it came to rest on the top of the backstop and if we're talking about candidates for the worst pitch in first pitch history, it certainly in the conversation. Yeah, just the ball sadly resting atop some netting is a pretty good indictment of both the advice you received and your execution of said advice. So Jeff, if you were to give advice to, let's say a certain someone, a certain and someone who is being tasked with throwing a first pitch and wants to avoid, let's say, making the power rankings that you have now described for us. What are you telling this hypothetical person? Well, this hypothetical person Pablo is not hypothetical. So I got a text on Wednesday, may 18th. At ten 11 a.m., it said, your morning laugh..

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

01:55 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Last two times I tried it. Okay. I never made it to the home plate. Okay. We're going to change that time. So I'm catching your first pitch tonight. Okay, so what should I do just different? Aim higher. Let it eat. Okay. All right. Don't as hard as you can. As far as you can. That sounds like good advice, but I guess he took it too literally because aoki went out to the mound and on court to throw that was above Barnes head and above everything else and almost hit a jet flying over Fenway and it came to rest on the top of the backstop and if we're talking about candidates for the worst pitch in first pitch history, it certainly in the conversation. Yeah, just the ball sadly resting atop some netting is a pretty good indictment of both the advice you received and your execution of said advice. So Jeff, if you were to give advice to, let's say a certain someone, a certain and someone who is being tasked with throwing a first pitch and wants to avoid, let's say, making the power rankings that you have now described for us. What are you telling this hypothetical person? Well, this hypothetical person Pablo is not hypothetical. So I got a text on Wednesday, may 18th. At ten 11 a.m., it said, your morning laugh. An attached to it was a video of a person standing on a dirt field in front of a hill wearing a tank top, shorts and sneakers. Throwing a baseball. It was mean a kind and she was preparing for what's going to be one of the biggest nights.

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"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:35 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"The governor of Ohio, who would go on to be president William McKinley. Actually didn't toss the ball from the mound to home plate. He threw it from the stands onto the diamond in 1892. 18 years later, William Howard Taft is the first sitting president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. He was invited there by Clark Griffith, the owner of the Washington senators, who was hoping to permanently fix the presidential seal of approval on baseball as the national pastime once and for all. And ever since then, presidents have thrown out first pitches every sitting president over the last century except for the last two Donald Trump and Joe Biden have thrown out a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game during their terms. It wasn't until 1988 though that Ronald Reagan was the first president to deliver the first pitch from the field itself. Please welcome the president of the United States throwing out the ceremonial first place. What a moment this is in the history of Wrigley Field. How much what is best? I am inside. You know, I gotta say, somewhere, the ghost of William Howard Taft is furious that he's not known as the first pitch president, as opposed to the president who got stuck in a bathtub. So who is atop your rankings here, Jeff? Because we could go through the whole history of YouTube and find plausible candidates. To mock and to laugh at, but I do think that your scouting eye here is necessary. All right, so I'm gonna go my top 5 in reverse order, if I may. And we're gonna start with the tie for 5th place, the socks, both the white socks and the Red Sox have had first pitches that were thrown so askew that they hit a photographer with the White Sox, the photographer was like 25 feet away and to the left and it got yanked. And with the Red Sox, it was coming in kind of hot, went over the catcher's head and just gut shot at the photographer. It's the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park in Boston. The wind up, the pitch. Yikes. That hurts just watching him. Not a pleasant thing to see. We're gonna go celebrities for numbers for three and two. Carly Rae jepsen. Yeah. Call me maybe. You certainly don't remember that song. And if you do, I'm sorry. So vividly know that song. She gripped the ball with 5 fingers, and listen, the whole key, you're taught picking up a baseball, you hold it with your index finger, your middle finger, and your thumb. She threw it. I would approximate about ten feet. She gives it a great effort here, but you're gonna have to go back to 2009. The official belt holder for the worst ever first pitch of a ball game was Baba buoy. But that one right there is gonna give it a run. I don't know what it was. I just know Pablo, it was bad. Follow me maybe. You might argue. We have the New York mets to thank for numbers three and two. Three. Gary Della bate, better known as blah blah from the Howard Stern show. I don't know what to say. That hasn't been said about it already. On the Howard Stern show for the record, in which he was roasted crucified all of those synonyms. Yeah. Do you know right away that that was the case? Why do you realize this is going hard? So I'm standing on the side, and I'm just getting more and more nervous, more nervous. I start to get the dry heaves. So I'm doing it on the side and the guy that's with me from the mets is looking at me like I'm out of my mind. Afterward he got interviewed by Kevin burkhardt. One of our listeners was a sports psychologist. So I talked to him for 40 minutes in the car. Obviously it didn't help. Yeah, all that counseling. It didn't really work. So we'll see if we can take a look at the beauty of this first pitch. What are you thinking right now? Wow. I was really hoping that that would not end up on television. For the rest of us, Pablo, thankfully, it did. For a long time, I really, truly believed that 50 cents first pitch at the mets game was going to be the holder of the title of worse first pitch. I am shocked to see 50 cent come up before the gold medal position. Yeah. He was a left handed thrower. He stepped to the right, and so usually when a guy steps in the bucket like that, you're expecting the pitch to follow the lead foot. 50 cent somehow has mastered physics because he stepped to the right and through to the left. And the left doesn't even begin to tell you just how bad this thing was. Well, that is 50 cents. And his first pitch was not great. Just a bit outside. Think he opened up a little early. Can that fresh shoulder? It's good. He never had a choice between playing for the mets or being a rapper. It almost flew off this television screen. Like that's how bad it was. It was embarrassing. Magic stick does not apply seemingly to the other parts of the baseball dynamic. But okay, hold on. Where are we going for the worst first pitch that Jeff passon has ever seen? Now, this may admittedly be recency bias. This may also admittedly be something where I'm more compelled to say it because I was there and bore witness to the atrocity. But it was July 23rd, 2020. Major League Baseball for a long time looked as if it was not going to have a season because the arguments between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association about how and when the season was going to start, how much they were going to be paid. Looked like it was threatening to cancel the season. But finally, rob Manfred just implements a 60 game season and at the time, the most important person in the country seemingly was doctor Fauci. Doctor Fauci,.

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"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

06:32 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

"The governor of Ohio, who would go on to be president William McKinley. Actually didn't toss the ball from the mound to home plate. He threw it from the stands onto the diamond in 1892. 18 years later, William Howard Taft is the first sitting president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. He was invited there by Clark Griffith, the owner of the Washington senators, who was hoping to permanently fix the presidential seal of approval on baseball as the national pastime once and for all. And ever since then, presidents have thrown out first pitches every sitting president over the last century except for the last two Donald Trump and Joe Biden have thrown out a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game during their terms. It wasn't until 1988 though that Ronald Reagan was the first president to deliver the first pitch from the field itself. Please welcome the president of the United States throwing out the ceremonial first place. What a moment this is in the history of Wrigley Field. How much what is best? I am inside. You know, I gotta say, somewhere, the ghost of William Howard Taft is furious that he's not known as the first pitch president, as opposed to the president who got stuck in a bathtub. So who is atop your rankings here, Jeff? Because we could go through the whole history of YouTube and find plausible candidates. To mock and to laugh at, but I do think that your scouting eye here is necessary. All right, so I'm gonna go my top 5 in reverse order, if I may. And we're gonna start with the tie for 5th place, the socks, both the white socks and the Red Sox have had first pitches that were thrown so askew that they hit a photographer with the White Sox, the photographer was like 25 feet away and to the left and it got yanked. And with the Red Sox, it was coming in kind of hot, went over the catcher's head and just gut shot at the photographer. It's the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park in Boston. The wind up, the pitch. Yikes. That hurts just watching him. Not a pleasant thing to see. We're gonna go celebrities for numbers for three and two. Carly Rae jepsen. Yeah. Call me maybe. You certainly don't remember that song. And if you do, I'm sorry. So vividly know that song. She gripped the ball with 5 fingers, and listen, the whole key, you're taught picking up a baseball, you hold it with your index finger, your middle finger, and your thumb. She threw it. I would approximate about ten feet. She gives it a great effort here, but you're gonna have to go back to 2009. The official belt holder for the worst ever first pitch of a ball game was Baba buoy. But that one right there is gonna give it a run. I don't know what it was. I just know Pablo, it was bad. Follow me maybe. You might argue. We have the New York mets to thank for numbers three and two. Three. Gary Della bate, better known as blah blah from the Howard Stern show. I don't know what to say. That hasn't been said about it already. On the Howard Stern show for the record, in which he was roasted crucified all of those synonyms. Yeah. Do you know right away that that was the case? Why do you realize this is going hard? So I'm standing on the side, and I'm just getting more and more nervous, more nervous. I start to get the dry heaves. So I'm doing it on the side and the guy that's with me from the mets is looking at me like I'm out of my mind. Afterward he got interviewed by Kevin burkhardt. One of our listeners was a sports psychologist. So I talked to him for 40 minutes in the car. Obviously it didn't help. Yeah, all that counseling. It didn't really work. So we'll see if we can take a look at the beauty of this first pitch. What are you thinking right now? Wow. I was really hoping that that would not end up on television. For the rest of us, Pablo, thankfully, it did. For a long time, I really, truly believed that 50 cents first pitch at the mets game was going to be the holder of the title of worse first pitch. I am shocked to see 50 cent come up before the gold medal position. Yeah. He was a left handed thrower. He stepped to the right, and so usually when a guy steps in the bucket like that, you're expecting the pitch to follow the lead foot. 50 cent somehow has mastered physics because he stepped to the right and through to the left. And the left doesn't even begin to tell you just how bad this thing was. Well, that is 50 cents. And his first pitch was not great. Just a bit outside. Think he opened up a little early. Can that fresh shoulder? It's good. He never had a choice between playing for the mets or being a rapper. It almost flew off this television screen. Like that's how bad it was. It was embarrassing. Magic stick does not apply seemingly to the other parts of the baseball dynamic. But okay, hold on. Where are we going for the worst first pitch that Jeff passon has ever seen? Now, this may admittedly be recency bias. This may also admittedly be something where I'm more compelled to say it because I was there and bore witness to the atrocity. But it was July 23rd, 2020. Major League Baseball for a long time looked as if it was not going to have a season because the arguments between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association about how and when the season was going to start, how much they were going to be paid. Looked like it was threatening to cancel the season. But finally, rob Manfred just implements a 60 game season and at the time, the most important person in the country seemingly was doctor Fauci. Doctor Fauci,.

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"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

06:42 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on NFL Live

"Jeff passon, have you ever thrown a first pitch or if not have you ever sort of developed as I think lots of us have a secret strategy for what you would do if you were asked to throw a first pitch? I have never thrown a first pitch because I'm not important. Same, unfortunately. And I think part of the whole first pitch thing is you have to be someone of note. The idea Pablo of standing 60 feet 6 inches and throwing the ball over the plate is frightening. It's horrifying. It puts you on this stage that every single night professional pitchers go out there and stand on and execute pitches to within inches when the margin of error for throwing a first pitch is in feet. And not just one or two feet. Like if you get it within 5 feet of the plate, you're actually doing kind of okay and not embarrassing yourself. Which makes some of the first pitches we have seen throughout history so bad that they are worth dwelling on and in fact doing a podcast about. Yes, and so for the record here, right? All I have in my brain is the vague aspiration to do the el Duque leg kick. And then flail wildly. The right hander el Duque, Orlando Hernandez. A guy who is fun to watch in hard to hit. At high leg kick very deceptive. And we should be clear to Jeff, right? This is something that people dream of doing. It is something you reward people with except in reality. It's sort of like rewarding them with a seat inside of a dunk tank. It's there for you to be more likely than not. Utterly humiliated. Pablo, we see this in other sports sometimes, right? There's always something ceremonial at the beginning of our sporting events. At the NFL, you've got the coin toss in the NHL. You've got the puck drop. UFC, you always have a buffer brother saying, let's get ready to rumble or unboxing as well. At NASCAR, gentlemen start your engines. Baseball is the only sport where you have to do what the athlete does to kick off the game. It's like it's a great point. It's an insane reality of how baseball works that we've all kind of become numb to. And so here we are, I think, hopefully, becoming a little bit less numb by talking about the people who arguably had to, I don't know. Numb their own sort of cerebral cortex in order to avoid being haunted by their experiences, attempting to do the thing that actual baseball players do to start a game. Yeah. And let me tell you, there have been some really, really bad ones. The pitcher's mound is the loneliest place. In the entire world of sports, anyone who has ever been to a ballpark knows this. You're being judged by a jury of tens of thousands of maniacs. All of them holding cell phones, all of them literally looking down at you. Waiting for you to fail. For a major league pitcher, that pressure is what the money is for. For a civilian, a normie, say, an NFL analyst, like Mina chimes, it can make you wonder why you ever agreed to the honor of throwing a first pitch in the first place. But one week from today, that is exactly what's happening. Yes, you are hearing you here first. Our friend Mina will be throwing the first pitch for her beloved Seattle Mariners on Friday, June 10th. So today, we summon not just Jeff passen, but also the greatest throwing coach on the planet, the legendary Tom house. Who's gonna try and help Mina avoid a life sentence? In the hall of memes. I'm Pablo Torre. It is Friday, June 3rd. This is ESPN daily. So Jeff, you had just mentioned the really bad first pitches. And I actually want to understand this better. Like what goes into a truly awful one? How do you break the worst of the worst down? Here's the thing. There is no limitation as to who can throw a bad first pitch. Let's start with the athletes. And we're talking world class athletes from almost every sport here who have absolutely botched a first pitch. Conor McGregor. Connor, your first pitch. Tell me your thoughts. The most devastating force pitch you have a saying in the iconic Wrigley Field. The cubs mascot was making fun of him afterward. So I say this pitch is a little high. You say it's perfect. Well, the venom is there, the power is there. It's a little off accurate ones, but you know John wall who can glide through a lane and this was in his athletic prime, dunk with the best of them, spikes his first pitch. As we wondered whether a point guard can throw a baseball. He's a much better passer between the lines on the hard court. American Olympians of all time bounced it, rolled it to home. The winner of 9 Olympic gold medals, Lewis drafted by the bulls and cowboys, and the case can easily be made. He's the greatest athlete of the 20th century, but he sure as hell can not throw a baseball. Yeah, but what a great voice. I'm not exactly. Was so disappointed in himself, he went and got another ball on the back of the mound, picked it up and actually threw it over the plate. That one, the whole and by the way, I gotta say, because John wall throwing a worm burner is bad. Conor McGregor missing the entirety of what is visible in the camera lens. Also bad. Carl Lewis asking for a makeup pitch, a Mulligan is especially undignified. Gotta say. But I guess I am now sort of led to ask before we sort of bring up our metal stand of the most just truly horrific examples. Like, where did all of this start, Jeff? It.

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"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:08 min | 2 months ago

"first pitch" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Their experiences, attempting to do the thing that actual baseball players do to start a game. Yeah. And let me tell you, there have been some really, really bad ones. The pitcher's mound is the loneliest place. In the entire world of sports, anyone who has ever been to a ballpark knows this. You're being judged by a jury of tens of thousands of maniacs. All of them holding cell phones, all of them literally looking down at you. Waiting for you to fail. For a major league pitcher, that pressure is what the money is for. For a civilian, a normie, say, an NFL analyst, like Mina chimes, it can make you wonder why you ever agreed to the honor of throwing a first pitch in the first place. But one week from today, that is exactly what's happening. Yes, you are hearing you here first. Our friend Mina will be throwing the first pitch for her beloved Seattle Mariners on Friday, June 10th. So today, we summon not just Jeff passen, but also the greatest throwing coach on the planet, the legendary Tom house. Who's gonna try and help Mina avoid a life sentence? In the hall of memes. I'm Pablo Torre. It is Friday, June 3rd. This is ESPN daily. So Jeff, you had just mentioned the really bad first pitches. And I actually want to understand this better. Like what goes into a truly awful one? How do you break the worst of the worst down? Here's the thing. There is no limitation as to who can throw a bad first pitch. Let's start with the athletes. And we're talking world class athletes from almost every sport here who have absolutely botched a first pitch. Conor McGregor..

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"first pitch" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"first pitch" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"First pitch from 20 and Blake 6 40 Broncos running back Melvin Gordon hasn't been at any of the oxygen training workouts with his teammates. Their voluntary, of course, is expected to be in attendance opening three day mandatory minicamp this morning UCL training center at Sports and raining crystalline carrying his radio with Broncos. Boston Rockies. Canada News radio time 5 46 right now, in Colorado's morning news. The governor is making the rounds today in the metro area for some in person bill signings. Most of his recent bill, signing events have been virtual or with a small group his office because of the pandemic. Police officer being treated for serious injuries after a crash that happened yesterday. At least 126 stab in Washington, the officer's duty motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection. The injuries are nonlife threatening. The other driver wasn't hurt, either. Yes, Colorado State Patrol is taking the lead on the investigation. Paso County daycare provider under arrest in connection with the baby's death, Sheriff's spokesperson Jacqueline Kirby says Dana McNair killed the incident February at her home. You're wide field elementary School of the arts. She was taken into custody and booked into the jail on one count of child abuse, resulting in death and then 16 counts of child abuse. Details of how the child died were not released. McNair's daycare is no longer in operation. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green is showing remorse for comparing coronavirus restrictions and mask wearing To the Holocaust, the Nazi Germany, she explained. There's nothing comparable to the Holocaust. The Holocaust is There's nothing comparable to it. It's it's It happened and you know, over six million Jewish people were murdered. Green.

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"first pitch" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"first pitch" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"To that very first pitch a fastball cut to it. The count is Owen one. Pleasant day, although very great and overcast, but sixty two degrees, the game time temperature and very humid, and a strong wind now sharp cutter the breaks down in a way one ball, one strike wind blowing across from right field toward left field is the game again that wind is blowing with some gusto. Comes broken-bat, bloop, in the right field, the base, hit the back just heared off a large. Transverse rakish of that bad and half of the barrel. End ended up going down the third baseline and ended up between the pitchers man in the third base line. Sixty two degrees. The game time temperature as we said twelve forty five right on schedule for the first pitch the time attempt sponsored by UCSF health, redefining possible at UCSF health dot org slash possible. So here is Ladimir Guerrero, who had his coming out party here last night. And he takes fastball knee high on the outer third for a called strike its own flag came into this series hitting one ninety one for his first two weeks, in the big leagues with no homers in only one RBI. But last night, two homers, three heads and reach base four times, all told powerful, right handed hitter swings and found one back out of play a ninety three mile an hour fastball from Anderson twenty four years old. Addison six feet. Four inches tall. He was a third round draft choice by the Boston Red Sox three years ago. And was acquired by the giants in the trade that sent at noon ios to Boston. Ms just before the trading deadline. Two years back. Onto the couch to Guerrero junior the pitch, and that is low and outside with a cutter one ball. Two strikes. The giants defensive lineman is sponsored by the Donen law firm personal injury division giants. With Anderson pitching and Garcia catching, they were, of course, a battery for Sacramento, Pablo at first panic at second crop at short longoria. Third Williamson power and Doug from left to right in the outfield runner at first, nobody out now the one to pitch and a check swing a.

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