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Bounce me, maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen had a little trouble throwing out the first pitch

Jul 15, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

“Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen threw out the ceremonial first pitch at yesterday’s Astros-Rays game and it was really, really bad:

The weird thing is that Jepsen previously threw out the first pitch at an Orioles game two months ago and was actually pretty impressive. Maybe, like Alfredo Aceves, she’s pitching hurt.

  1. asimonetti88 - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Must be a Canadian thing.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      I guess that she will not be pitching in the Home Run Derby.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Not unless Vlad Guerrero is in it. I bet he could still find a way to slap that pitch out of the park.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        That’s just how good Vlad was in his prime, didn’t matter where you pitched. He got a double on that bounceball if i’m not mistaken.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        For sure.

  2. baseballici0us - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    worst of all, she almost made Matt Moore break his ankles

    • paint771 - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      That would be a very hard DL stint to live down.

  3. missthemexpos - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I think see is just not use to performing in front of such a small crowd.

    • missthemexpos - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      Should be she,not see, guess I can’t see.

  4. bleedgreen - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Ryan Howard would have swung at that.

    • cur68 - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      burn

  5. mybrunoblog - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    She’s pretty hot so she gets a pass on the awful throw. I suspect she’ll quitetly slip into oblivion and join Tony Basil,
    Los Del Rio, Soft Cell and many others as one hit wonders.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      She isn’t hot. In fact…she seems…”scrunchy.” I don’t know. Something about her.
      I am going with “scrunchy.”

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Scrunchy is still too kind.

        However I am in favor of her posing nude. You never know – sometimes they suprise you

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

        Good point.
        I never throw stones at a Women who poses nude.
        I don’t care who it is.
        Wait! I (mostly)…don’t care who it is.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        Agreed mostly in favor….

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        She’s cute, to me, but that sort of thing is always in the eye of the beholder.

        That song makes me want to hang myself though. I instantly have to cleanse with some Zepplin or Iggy Pop immedietly after hearing part of it.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Come on now – once upon a time I was cool because I could speak intelligently about Soft Cell. And by cool, I mean nerdy. But still!

      One thing Soft Cell will always have – that was a quitnessential early 80’s sound. Hence being remebered 30 years later (albeit as a OHW) . Girl whose name I already forget is more destined to be like the Deep Blue Something

  6. psousa1 - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Disturbing that a woman in her mid to late 20’s tries to sing like a 14 year old in a high school talent contest. Then again isn’t that all popular music over the past 10 years

  7. cohnjusack - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Well, if it makes her feel any better, this dude won a 9 Olympic Gold medals…

    • missthemexpos - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      Good point, seems to me I remember some other sports people throw out some hideous first pitches.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      “Also, I can see no particular correlation between the ability to throw a baseball and the ability to effectively govern.”

      Great point Cusack.
      As the last two have proven…the ability to throw…or not to throw a baseball as no bearing on a President who is all smoke and mirrors.
      That was your point…wasn’t it?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      He’s a T&F dude; thought it was the shot put and was clearly disoriented by how light it was.

    • upperdecker19 - Jul 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      I don’t know what’s funnier…..that pitch, or his rendition of the national anthem when his voice constantly cracked.

  8. jwbiii - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Eh, she just needs to go to the minors and work on getting consistency in her release point. The Blue Jays (I assume they have her rights) have an affiliate in Vancouver, which seems like a good fit.

  9. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    This conversation is too civil – this’ll make it go ape-shit

    • chill1184 - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      I concur

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      It is nice to see a President who actually knows how to throw a baseball.
      And a strike no less!
      Thanks for sharing DPF!

      • cohnjusack - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        You know, this reminds me of the whole “Who would you rather a beer with, Bush or Kerry” thing from 2004.

        Despite voting for Kerry, I would much rather have a beer with Bush. I mean, Kerry would just be boring and probably drink wine or something. Bush would get hammered, say a bunch of astoundingly stupid shit and probably start some fights with people for no apparent reason. That sounds like waaay more fun.

        But you know…I don’t necessarily want the person who’s fun to drink with to be President or anything. Also, I can see no particular correlation between the ability to throw a baseball and the ability to effectively govern.

      • someguyinva - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        The inanity of the “have a beer” question was exacerbated by the fact that former President Bush is on record as saying “I quit drinking in 1986 and haven’t had a drop since then.”

    • cohnjusack - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Pffffttt…he used his legs like a pussy.

    • skids003 - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      I still get chill bumps when I watch that.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Can’t stand the man for what he did in office, but that was a great first pitch. Guy was wearing a flak jacket and threw a strike from the rubber, not half way up the grass like everyone else.

      Rumor was he asked Jeter where he should throw from, and Jeter said you better throw from the rubber or the crowd would boo.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        We differ on that Church. But I respect your opinion.
        People forget how truly Patriotic the Country was after 9/11. They also forget how he could seemingly do no wrong at the time as well. They were on his jock…hard.
        You couldn’t say anything negative about him at the time.
        Similar to the White House’s current resident.
        It’s okay to disagree and I respect everyone’s right to their own opinions.
        I have no problems whatsoever pointing out how you are entitled to your own opinion.
        Regardless of how wrong and completely misguided that opinion is. 8)

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        “Similar to the White House’s current resident…”

        You’re saying something negative about Obama RIGHT NOW by calling him “resident”.

        Are you expecting the Stasi to show up and take you away for reeducation now?

        It’s absurd to claim that Obama ever had anything approaching the level of insulation from criticism that Bush had following 9/11. Fox News and AM talk radio are relentlessly critical of Obama, 24/7.

        If you dislike the President, there are endless media outlets online, in print on and on cable TV tailored to feed your rage, just as there were under Bush.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        You couldn’t say anything negative about him at the time.
        Similar to the White House’s current resident.

        Agree to disagree here. I was saying plenty of negative things about him then, and I think you can say plenty of negative things about the current one. For example, this whole NSA bullshit is the antithesis of what a democratic society is. The refusal to shut down Guantanamo should be a giant chit against him. His lack of movement on gay rights until this last year as well. He was all about transparency in his first run for POTUS, and we’ve received the exact opposite. The assassination of a US citizen without due process, continued and increased use of drone strikes are also two huge black marks against him.

        It’s how and where each criticism comes from that becomes the issue, rather than the actual criticism itself. If Fox News is blasting Obama, people are going to be skeptical because of all the lies/half truths they’ve told. So is FN being truthful this time, or stretching the truth? Same with the liberal media and Bush.

        What kills me is both sides do it, yet they are also oblivious to their own sides doing it. I mean, this stuff is just typical of both sides of the debate:

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Unquestionably W’s finest moment as President. It was rapidly downhill from there. Dude should have gotten OJ to help him search for the WMD, given how well OJ’s search for the real killer has gone.

    • anxovies - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      Who had the better arm, Bush or Cuomo?

  10. aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    This thread is worthless without the Baba Booey first pitch:

    HOWARD STERN’S PENIS! F JACKIE!

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      Just…wow.
      Dude shot putted that “throw” while aiming it at the same time.
      Neither of which are supposed to happen under any circumstances.
      That was wonderfully horrendous.

      .

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

        But he hit the ump with it, so 2/10?

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

        I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Stern show, but Gary was mocked for WEEKS over this by the whole staff…

        I’m honestly surprised he didn’t commit suicide, ‘cuz he’s a die-hard Mets fan and this was his dream…you can see he’s about ready to cry, poor bastard.

  11. hojo20 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    I’d still stuff her.

    • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      I’m sure she’s flattered.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        “You’re saying something negative about Obama RIGHT NOW by calling him “resident”.”

        And this is precisely what I am referring to. Thin skin…thin skin…thin skin.
        All in the name of “tolerance.” Lol!

        And for the thousandth phuqing time….
        I. DO. NOT. WATCH. FOX’s. SORRY. ASS. “NEWS.”

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        I’m simply pointing out that you have total freedom to say whatever you want about Obama, no matter what.

        The nation was traumatized after 9/11…everyone wanted to believe the best about Bush and rally around him.

        If 9/11 happened on Obama’s watch, the GOP would impeach him the next day instead of rally around him.

        My point is that you can’t back up your claim that Obama has some sort of impenetrable wall around him where people can’t criticize him.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        I couldn’t disagree more Aces. Your attitude on the subject is precisely what I am referring to. I referred to him as a “resident.” Which I have heard several media outlets do as well. You took that word to mean I was putting him down! And you took exception to it. When it comes to the far left…he very much does have an impenetrable wall. Like you are criticizing someone’s family member or something. It’s embarrassing. Very few have I seen/heard say anything negative about him. Church would be the exception with his post a short while ago. Again…your defensive nature says it better than I could. But it’s okay…I have lot’s of buddies who are far left leaning for no other reason than they feel it is “trendy” and ”hip.” Being even moderately conservative is “rigid” and ”out dated.” It’s why we don’t debate politics. They dig their heels in and become combative. Much like yourself. I would still buy the next round though!

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM

        Well since you’ve heard several media outlets refer to Obama as a “resident”, then that further confirms my assertion that it’s perfectly okay to disrespect him, or any President for that matter, as much as one wants.

        Thanks for helping to prove my point.

        That doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences to going too far when it comes to attacking a President. Media figures and celebrities have suffered major public backlashes under both Bush and Obama.

        That’s the First Amendment; it’s a two-way street.

        I guess you forgot about that long list of very significant issues I have with Obama’s Presidency thus far.

        It’s much easier to marginalize me as “far left” than it is to respond to my point that it’s one thing to criticize Obama’s job performance, and another to dehumanize him and his family, question his birthplace, his religion, etc.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        Again…you are so thin skinned about it you think referring to the current resident as a “resident” is an insult. CBS this morning (liberal leaning)…has said it several times.
        But we differ on the meaning. I take it literally. Again…as in…he lives their.
        And who the hell is demeaning him and his family? Who is questioning his place of birth?
        I am doing neither. Although you choose to immediately assume otherwise.
        The only thing I question are his qualifications and associated competencies.
        Of course…
        I don’t know many (ANY) small business owners who DON’T question these same things.

        Please remind me of the long list of issues you take exception with.
        Cause’ I ain’t seen them.
        Now…what are you drinking? The next rounds on me.

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

        I’m not accusing YOU of doing those things.

        Have you NOT heard of the Birther movement? Donald Trump? Highlighting Obama’s middle name to emphasize his “foreignness”? Limbaugh calling Mrs. Obama Moochelle?

        Please…don’t play willfully ignorant. You know damn well who those people are.

        When that idiot who posts here named “barrywhereufrom”…THAT’S who I’m talking about.

        You have a problem with tax rates and spending? I’m all ears.

        As for my problems with Obama:
        – Not closing Gitmo
        – Not prosecuting torture
        – Expanding the Bush surveillance state
        – Being too timid on healthcare reform
        – Some extremely poor cabinet nominations
        – Not prosecuting the big banks
        – Not backing the protestors in Wisconsin
        – Cowardice in the face of GOP intransigence
        – Not ending the Afghanistan war
        – Expanding drone usage
        – Not pushing for more efficient stimulus spending (expanding broadband access, infrastructure improvements)
        – Aggressively pursuing the drug war
        – Being overly hostile with the press and not giving more press conferences

        I can keep going but that’s good enough. I posted them once before but you’ve completely forgotten about it.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Like you are criticizing someone’s family member or something. It’s embarrassing. Very few have I seen/heard say anything negative about him

        Spit-balling here, but it was probably because they were so much promise, it was like he was the great white (but black) hope and yet it’s all gone to shit. Plenty have run for office on the promises of what they’d do, but this guy seemed different.

        I wouldn’t necessarily say we’ve been fleeced, but the guy turned out to be just like many others. He may not be as bad, or have done as many bad things, but the sheen is definitely off his glow (holy metaphors batman). And I think it’s hard for people to admit that.

        Also he has been criticized, just depends on who you watch. I pretty much avoid most of the major news stations because I don’t care what Kim K names her baby, or what the royal family is going to do, or insert non-legal authority’s analysis of whatever case has just happened.

        Jon Stewart was blasting Obama for a week + when this Edward Snowden information came out, and rightfully so. It’s rather sad, at least to me, that the best sports news site is deadspin and best news site is The Daily Show =\.

  12. Stiller43 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Looked like the kid from the sandlots first throw from the outfield

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      You’re killing me Smalls!

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        “What kills me is both sides do it, yet they are also oblivious to their own sides doing it. I mean, this stuff is just typical of both sides of the debate:”

        I couldn’t agree more Church.
        Which is why I don’t watch Fox “News” or MSNBC’s version.
        Both do nothing more than try to brainwash the sheeple’s.

      • sneschalmers - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        YOU PLAY BALL LIKE A GIRL

  13. Tick - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    That pitch was still better than any of her songs.
    AND she could still close for Detroit.

  14. poprox13 - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Horrible pitch but i’d still hit it ;)

  15. rcali - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    What, she threw a pitch? Really wasn’t paying too close attention to that part of the video.

  16. winkeroni - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Maybe she’s allergic to artificial turf or has carpal tunnel syndrome from all that song writing. All joking aside, apparently she can’t handle the mound. I’m at work so I compared the two. At Camden Yards she throws a few feet in front of the mound.

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