One of the most wince-inducing first pitches ever occurred at Fenway this week. It wasn’t wince-inducing because it was a bad pitch, per se. It was wince-inducing for where it ended up.
Jordan Leandre was invited to throw out the first pitch during Wednesday’s Boston Red Sox-St. Louis Cardinals game at Fenway Park because he is a 17-year-old cancer survivor. Clearly he wasn’t invited for his baseball skills.
The teen stepped up to the mound and wound up to let loose a bit of a wild throw toward home plate if not exactly AT home plate.
The pitch went high and wide, high enough to fly out of reach for the catcher.
But while the catcher wasn’t able to snag the throw, a camera man just happened to be in the line of fire… in a most unfortunate way.
Leandre’s pitch nailed Lawrence Eagle photographer Tony Capobianco right in the worst place possible.
This video is not to be missed:
Wowie. Leandre’s face after the disastrous throw says it all.
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