By Jon Wiederhorn
Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent have been compared in the rap game for years, but no one ever thought their performances on the pitching mound would ever be pitted against one another.
Then Snoop Dogg walked onto the field at San Diego’s Petco Park on Wednesday (June 8) to deliver the ceremonial first pitch in a game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves. The rapper looked pretty cool in dark shades and a jersey adorned with the words “coach snoop.” He threw the ball… Let’s just say it wasn’t exactly over the plate.
Soon after Snoop’s pitch sailed far right of the waiting catcher and almost hit a cameraman in the leg, fans started comparing the errant throw to 50 Cent’s first pitch at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, in 2014. In the final analysis, 50 Cent’s toss, which was ridiculed for days by sports announcers and eventually earned its own baseball card, was definitely the worse throw.
“It wasn’t nearly as bad as 50 Cent, but Snoog Dogg’s first pitch today wasn’t too accurate,” tweeted Fox Sports, to which Snoop replied “Got U beat cuz @50Cent.”
Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) June 08, 2016