Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game on Tuesday proves that being skilled in one sport does not automatically transfer to another. The UFC champion is not going to the Major Leagues anytime soon, and after you see what his pitching arm looks like, you’ll probably be wondering if he’s ever even held a baseball in his entire life.
Maybe not! He is from Ireland.
The Cubs were playing against the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field, according to TMZ, and McGregor stepped up to the pitcher’s mound to start things off. He was wearing a very sharp tailored suit per usual, and threw with his left hand…about 20 feet to the right.
I think the expression on this mascot’s face about sums it up:
McGregor appears to be left-handed and it doesn’t seem like he thought to practice or maybe wear a looser top before his throw. He did recently hurt his leg, so maybe he considered a win just to be standing.
McGregor did something similar at a football game, and when you see the slowmo toss, it looks like his left hand is flapping in the wind.
I guess McGregor is only capable of following through when his hand is in a fist.
It’s not uncommon for celebrities to biff a ceremonial throw. One of the more embarrassing displays of the recent past came from 50 Cent, who did get in uniform before going wide on a pitch at a Mets game in 2014.
McGregor was not shamed into leaving the game, however. He also tried to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” later that night and he clearly needs to stay in his lane.
And considering how much success he has there, that’s a good thing!