Well THAT'S a strike! & # 39; Worst ever & # 39; ceremonial first pitch hits White Sox photographer – and was thrown by the team employee of the month!
- A Chicago White Sox employee of the month was chosen to throw the ceremonial first pitch for Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
- She planned to throw the one directly over the home plate from the edge of the hill
- Instead, the ball broke into the photographer, who stood aside
The age-old baseball tradition of having a fan or a member of the audience tossed the first pitch took a nasty turn for the MLB clash between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
The pressure and tension of the performance for thousands can often get the best out of sports stars, but it seemed to have the opposite effect on a lady on the guaranteed rates in the windy city.
A White Sox employee of the month had the honor to throw the first roll of the game, but to say the least she was a little bit out of the target.
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A White Sox employee of the month hit a cameraman with her first pitch on Tuesday evening
She fell to the left and steered the ball in the direction of the nearby photographer
The ball crashed into the shoulder area of the snapper and seemed to hit his lens
He turned away after the battle but did not report any damage to himself or the camera
Images released by the White Sox show the incident from the photographer's point of view
The rookie righthander unleashed one of the most random first pitches ever when she launched the ball at a team photographer who was close by, between the mound and first base.
The ball flew directly into the lens of photographer Darren Georgia and landed nowhere near the intended target.
Images released by the White Sox on Twitter show the incident from Georgia & # 39; s point of view, with the pitcher considering releasing the ball just seconds before he hit it.
He turned away shockingly after being beaten, but later seemed to be fine when the players and field staff thought the incident was hilarious.
The woman covered her face with both hands and raised her arms. White Sox pitcher Evan Marshall, her intended catcher, put his hands on his head and wrapped his left arm around her.
Georgia told NBC Sports Chicago after the incident that he and the camera were both good.
The pitchers daughter then posted a family photo on Twitter with the caption: & # 39; PLEASE NOTE THAT IS MY MOM !!! & # 39 ;.
She then tweeted an image of the ball that was used during the field and a large marker on the side where it hit the photographer.
It said: & # 39; OH has also left a scuff mark on the ball !!!! & # 39 ;.
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