Horrendous First Pitch at Red Sox Game Gives Photographer Very Bad Day

The first lesson I learned about shooting baseball was to always be aware of where the ball is. One photographer lost track of it for a brief moment, and it resulted in a very bad day for him.

The ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game is always a bit of a crap shoot, as most people actually have a really tough time accurately throwing a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches. One photographer learned that lesson the hard way tonight at the Red Sox game:

In a funny twist, the photographer captured the moment just before the fateful blow:

I have to say that as a diehard Cleveland devotee, it appears the fan was simply doing his best David Price postseason impression. The unlucky photographer, Tony Capobianco, tweeted that thankfully, the pitch was "just a bit outside." It's rare that a ceremonial first pitch makes the evening highlights, but I have no doubt this one will be making the rounds for a bit of time. 

[via Deadspin]

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Matt White's picture

The musical note after the hit just rubs it in...!

michael buehrle's picture

i saw it live and laughed for a good 10 min. it's even funnier now that I've seen it over and over.

Jim Cutler's picture

Where was Steve Bartman when you need him?

paulo Sousa's picture

thats for holding a camera like that :P just kidding but at least he caught the shot