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Stephen A. Smith Spiked The Absolute Shit Out Of His First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

I usually don’t care what the result of a first pitch is. It’s a ceremonial thing. Throwing a baseball is hard work, regardless of your shape. Unless you’re 50 Cent or one of these buffoons doesn’t even come close to the plate, I’m not really going to knock you. Not everybody can be George W. Bush. With that said, it’s been a relatively rough 24 hours for Stephen A Smith. I like the guy. I really do. Whether you like the guy or not, his longevity and personality speaks for itself. He is responsible for some hilarious television moments. He’s one of those guys you can’t ignore. But he went on Fake Take yesterday and spouted some nonsense about Shohei Ohtani. 

He followed it up by basically doubling down on his take. It’s the issue I have with a lot of sports media. Why can’t people just say that they don’t like baseball? It’s fine. There’s a lot of things that I don’t like. I’m not going to get my panties in a bunch about it.

In what was a pretty bizarre coincidence, Stephen A. Smith was then called upon to throw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium tonight, and he short-armed the shit out of it.

If we’re ranking first pitches, I won’t put this on the Mount Rushmore of worst. 50 Cent is absolutely the worst that I’ve ever seen. I don’t think 50 Cent had ever seen a baseball, let alone thrown one. But considering the circumstances, if you’re going to openly rip arguably the most talented baseball player of all time and then double down on that take, you can’t go out and spike the first pitch. If you would’ve thrown it wide, and the catcher would’ve had to jump for it, I would’ve understood it, But if you’re a grown man throwing from the mound, you can’t be short-arm that shit.

The one thing I do appreciate about Stephen A. Smith is that I'm pretty sure he will go on First Take tomorrow and talk about his first pitch. He'll own up to it. This was not his finest moment. If he wears it, and everybody can laugh it off, then it'll be a neat moment, but history doesn't lie. The video evidence will be out there forever. Welcome to the Internet age