Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen was on hand to throw out the first pitch Sunday, but it didn't go as planned.
By ANDREW ASTLEFORDFS Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It seemed like a good idea to invite Carly Rae Jepsen to throw out the first pitch. That is, until it happened.
On Sunday, before a game between the
Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros, the pop star was at Tropicana Field to perform as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series later in the afternoon. The Canadian singer/songwriter, who received two Grammy nominations in 2012, was an obvious choice to throw out the pitch.
But that meant, well, actually letting her throw, and what followed wasn’t pretty.
In what was a far cry from her
first pitch in Baltimore in April, Jepsen’s throw veered toward the first-base line, never coming close to her target behind home plate, Rays left-hander Matt Moore.
No onlookers were harmed in the incident, though they were given a fine display in what not to do from the mound.