John Wall Hoping Next First Pitch Attempt Tops 2011 Blunder

By Jeric Griffin

John Wall was the man in 2011. It was the year after he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Washington Wizards out of Kentucky and the season after he had earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors. So naturally, he was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game, but that didn’t turn out so well…

Wall’s pitch hit the dirt about six feet in front of the mound and rolled in. He still got a polite cheer from the crowd, but you can tell in the video above that it embarrassed him. Now he’s getting the chance to redeem himself Thursday night when the Nationals host the Chicago White Sox. He’s reportedly “been practicing” his first pitch to avoid similar embarrassment this time around, but he’s got “competition,” if you will.

Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw a horrendous first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game earlier this week, so the contest for the worst toss is on with Robinson way out in front. You can see the video of Robinson’s embarrassing pitch by clicking HERE.

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