- Stephen A. Smith threw the ceremonial first pitch before Yankees vs. Blue Jays
- Host of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ was seen dancing before heading out to the mound
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Stephen A. Smith left the mound to boos on Thursday night after throwing the first pitch at Yankee Stadium – and bouncing it into the catcher’s glove.
The host of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ was seen dancing before heading out to throw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the game between the Yankees and the Blue Jays.
But Smith’s effort landed well short of the plate and the broadcaster bowed his head in disappointment while the crowd made their feelings known.
‘I was disgusted with myself, man’ said Smith on YES Network’s coverage from the Bronx after one of the channel’s play-by-play announcers asked him if he was ‘ticked off’ by the way he pitched.
‘Let me tell you something…I was warming up…I was throwing strikes from 60 feet away and I got on that mound and it looked like it was a mile away…I said ”what the hell am I doing here?”
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith threw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night
Smith left the mound to boos after his effort landed short before Yankees vs. Blue Jays
‘I said ”what the hell am I doing here” and then you know, it just…I mean there’s no excuse. It was a choke job. I can do better than that. It was a choke job and Stephen A. choked a little bit.. and I just did…
‘It was straight but damn it!’
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