Ok, so Alex Ovechkin is Russian and the school children probably don’t play much baseball in Red Square. Ovechkin, the 2018 Conn Smythe trophy and Stanley Cup winner, got the honor of throwing out the first pitch(es) at Saturday’s Washington Nationals game.
Just like beating Sidney Crosby, Ovechkin needed some practice and more than one chance.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 9, 2018
Just a bit high. It wasn’t a bad eephus for a strike on the second pitch, though we’re glad Ovechkin’s didn’t compound his choice of “mandals” footwear with rockin’ dad cargo shorts. We’re also pretty sure Matt Gajtka has a pair of mandals, too.
Ovechkin’s arch-rival Sidney Crosby needed no such help on his first attempt, last season.
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) June 13, 2017
The Capitals will have their Stanley Cup parade, Tuesday through downtown Washington, D.C. Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Jake Holmes was in Washington, D.C. for fan reaction after the Capitals won the Cup and got some priceless reactions. Read it here.
However, gentle ribbing of Ovechkin aside, it is far from the worst first-pitch ever. That honor goes to Baba-Booey, otherwise known as Gary Dell’Abate, Howard Stern’s long-time producer.
50 Cent wasn’t any better