I’m sure Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory never saw his opening day first pitch opportunity going like this in his mind.
Even Eric Davis didn’t have enough quickness left in his tank to catch up to this one. I love the obvious confusion on Davis’ face as he’s trying to figure out what just happened.
Almost as much as I love the ump tossing the Mayor’s ragged butt, and arm out of the game.
Fathers, practice with your sons.
UPDATE: This is a breakdown of what went wrong for all you young and aspiring pitchers:
* Don’t wear dress clothes onto the field
* Don’t run down the mound as you pitch
* Don’t Pitch off your front leg
* Don’t open up too soon