Charlie Crist’s Incredibly Bad First Pitch

This pretty much qualifies as the worst First Pitch attempt by a politician ever, Charlie Crist at yesterdays Rangers v. Rays ALDS Game Two:

Pretty much a metaphor for his entire campaign, actually.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Tano says:

    Actually, I’ve seen far worse. Crist’s pitch actually made it to the plate – and beyond. He fully passes the “macho-enough to reach the plate” test. He just has no control.

    Now he may not be as prominent a politician as a governor, but Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory seems to have this prize firmly in hand.

  2. Trumwill says:

    I’m with Tano. You don’t expect accuracy so long as it reaches the plate.

    Besides, Ricky Vaughn threw worse!

  3. Tano says:

    The great irony is that one of the worst attempts of all time – irrespective of category – was made by what may have been one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.
    Go to the link in my earlier comment, then hit next page twice…..