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50 Cent not on the money with first pitch at Citi Field


NEW YORK (AP) -- 50 Cent was on the mound, but not on the money.

The rap star was comically off target when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Standing on the rubber 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate, 50 Cent wound up and launched a left-handed toss that sailed way wide of Mets catcher Anthony Recker. The ball bounced to the backstop and nearly nicked a cameraman standing not all that far from the Mets' on-deck circle as 50 Cent and New York pitcher Jonathon Niese both smiled.

Wearing a Mets jersey with No. 50 and the name Jackson on the back, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, held a bat as he posed for pictures with Curtis Granderson and other Mets on the field during batting practice.

50 Cent was born in nearby South Jamaica and has a postgame concert at Citi Field scheduled for June 14.
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saortolani May 28 2014 at 6:33 AM

I would say he throws like a girl - but every girl I know throws much better than he does.

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BOB May 28 2014 at 7:40 AM

WOW !... I read the comments and see so much division in our country . The lying politicians have done what they set out to do by dividing america through race . This is much like what was going on in the 1860's and ended with civil war . The point missed by that history ( check for yourself who was where ) Democrats were in the south for slavery and the republicans were in the north opposing slavery . Democrats still enslaved people through entitlements without giving them an education / training to better themselves . Many are to blind to see how welfare is set up . You can buy junk food but not toilet paper with EBT etc. We need some serious reform in this country . With all the Billions of dollars given away overseas annually how is it we cant make our country better ? As for 50 cent ... City boy just cant throw .... Big deal

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jrp1947 May 28 2014 at 3:52 AM

i am not a fan of his and will never sing his praises but cut the poor guy some slack. he proved he is worth about 50 cents on the mound and lived up to his name. Then from what I saw he took the laughter and ribbing in good spirits and that is the sign of a man. Far better than many of his competitors in that business. They say when you have lemons make lemonade and i think he did.

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anandaone jrp1947 May 28 2014 at 7:49 AM

The guy also has made hundreds of millions of dollars, and continues to employ hundreds of people, despite having come from absolutely nothing. Better than most of his detractors here can say for themselves. Must be so painful for some folks to see someone they want so badly to think of as being genetically inferior to them amount to thousands of times more than them. It's actually funny.

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Denny jrp1947 May 28 2014 at 1:44 PM

he is not worth a penny....act like a fool you get treated like one....it's a tough world out there!

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tamarmy.com Denny May 28 2014 at 3:55 PM

True. after all he was a well known dealer of drugs. Proven, accurate fact. So before so many of you give him praise for coming from nothing, do your research. He was not a good person.

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carter.joe38305 May 28 2014 at 5:10 AM

He's a better ball player then "entertainer" since rap is not "music"; it's noise performed by people with no singing talent!

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jrsharland May 28 2014 at 8:12 AM

Let me guess - there was no father in his life in his formative years. Father's teach their kids how to throw a baseball.

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findrobin May 28 2014 at 7:11 AM

And yet again America honors and embraces with great pride another drug dealer and killer to the ranks of worship. LMFAO. America has earned the failure it is getting. We are doomed to fall even further. Way to go America. Great job of honor. OJ should be released from prison and given his on TV show with millions in pay.

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Todd Goodson May 28 2014 at 3:47 AM

He threw a Baba Booey!!!

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bigv3999 Todd Goodson May 28 2014 at 10:48 AM

**** You

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jimik3567 Todd Goodson May 28 2014 at 1:51 PM

That was worse than Gary's

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iconkestrell May 28 2014 at 9:20 AM

This guy just made Baba Booey look like Catfish Hunter!

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jimik3567 iconkestrell May 28 2014 at 1:52 PM

Gary is the happiest guy on the planet today!

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stvhndyman May 28 2014 at 3:38 AM

50 don't give up your day job.

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shnboi stvhndyman May 28 2014 at 11:19 AM

This man does not have to work

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hislonv shnboi May 28 2014 at 12:20 PM

Only because so many ignorant people decided to support his "music" and put some change in his pocket.
Maybe he should think about not trying to play baseball or throwing one ever again.

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Charles May 28 2014 at 9:28 AM

Charles .just now
What a putrid person to put out front for baseball. This man spews violence in his lyrics, has a police record and is generally a bad man. The ONLY redeeming quality is fame and fortune

In fact, he would not even be allowed to be around little leaguers due to not being able to pass a background check. Drugs and violence is not what we want of kids around, nor do we wants these activities glorified.

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