At Esquire, we don’t know much about throwing a baseball. We imagine it’s rather difficult. We have no great desire to find out.
But then again, we’re not American. Nor are we a notoriously tough rapper (who has been shot a few times, don’t you know). Nor have we ever been asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the Mets and the Pirates in New York, unlike 50 Cent.
Throwing left-handed, ‘Fiddy’ launched a throw that went so wide, it almost knocked a photographer over. Even to our British eyes, it was embarrassing.
The rapper’s excuse? “50 Cent is the best. Curtis Jackson, I don’t know what’s the matter with him.”
Nothing quite so handy as an alter ego.