Ahh, throwing out the first pitch. It’s a long-time tradition in baseball that dates back to President William Howard Taft in 1910. The ceremonial act has expanded beyond Presidents to celebrities and various persons of interest. Of course, part of the prerequisites of throwing out the first pitch means you have to be able to reach the catcher.
Maybe they should have checked Mariah Carey’s throwing credentials first before they let her take the mound in Japan yesterday. The newly-married Carey threw out the first pitch in a game between the Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles. It was pretty anticlimactic, but go ahead, see for yourself.
And while the sports world is a buzz with what is sure to be a clip for the proverbial blooper reel, the internet was filled with commentaries on her wardrobe choice: tight jean shorts, a stomach-revealing jacket and high heels.
Mariah shouldn’t be too ashamed, however, she’s in good company. She still put on a better show than Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory:
But this one takes the cake by a long shot: