Sometimes life gives you a do-over.
The first time Washington Wizards point guard John Wall tried to throw out a first pitch at a Washington Nationals game, it looked like … ugh, well, this. It was bad. Mariah Carey bad. It couldn’t even qualify as a legitimate bounce pass. The kind of thing Matt Ufford would’ve described as “physically retarded.”
Before Thursday night’s game at Nationals Park, Wall got a second chance at first pitch glory.
HOORAY FOR PERSONAL GROWTH, JOHN WALL
Sure, it wasn’t a rocket or anything, but it didn’t burrow itself into the ground at John’s feet immediately after leaving his hands, so we’ll count this as a spectacular victory. He gets a ton of cool points for actually giving it another shot, and not just saying “welp, that’s a thing I did horribly, who cares” and moving on with his life like pretty much everyone else who’s thrown a first pitch like a physically-inept six-year old.
Here’s another clip from CSN Washington of John at practice:
Would Johnny Football put this much effort into a second attempt? (Spoiler alert: no)
[h/t to The Nats Inquirer]