But no one was hurt in those cases.
The same can’t be said for the first pitch before Wednesday night’s Red Sox-Cardinals game at Fenway Park.
According to SB Nation, former cancer patient Jordan Leandre threw the first pitch on Wednesday. The result was a mix of “Bull Durham” and “The Simpsons”* as the pitch hit an unsuspecting photographer.
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*“Football in the groin” by Moleman, to be exact
Here is the video from Twitter user Chad Amaral:
To the photographer’s credit, he got a great photo of the ball just before, um, impact.
Tony Capobianco tweeted that he’ll be OK.
And Leandre was able to poke fun at himself as well: