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Bench me, maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen's dreadful first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays goes viral

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Carly Rae Jepsen performed one of the most anticipated postgame concerts of the Tampa Bay Rays' 2013 season on Sunday at Tropicana Field. But it's not her rendition of Call Me Maybe that's making headlines today. Instead, it's her god-awful ceremonial first pitch, which thudded to the ground just off the pitcher's mound.

Sports Illustrated called it "the worst first 'pitch' ever."The International Business Times went a step further, calling it the "worst throw in MLB history." Deadspin, of course, summed things up succinctly by calling it "the f---ing worst." We can imagine Carly Rae hopes her next album doesn't land with such a thud.

"I thought it that was going to be a bad omen," she said. Thankfully, it wasn't -- the Rays ended up beating the Houston Astros 5-0.

Check out video of the pitch above.

[Last modified: Monday, July 15, 2013 9:17am]


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