TikTok Star Stakes His Claim for Worst First Pitch of All Time at Cleveland Guardians Game

TikTok star Sir Yacht throws the first pitch at a Cleveland Guardians game


Thursday’s Cleveland Guardians game gave fans the latest contender for the worst first pitch of all time.

Ohio-based TikTok star Joey Kinsley — known on the internet as Sir Yacht — was invited by the team to take the mound. As he was going through his wind-up, however, he lost his footing and fell to the ground. Admirably, Kinsley was committed to completing the throw and still tried to fire the ball to home plate; but his momentum had other plans and the ball was weakly lobbed a few feet to his left.

Kinsley then laid there for a few seconds, likely in disbelief over what just happened. He got up with a smile on his face and walked toward the plate to shake hands with the Guardians player.

“I’m going into witness protection,” he later said on Twitter.

It’s been a rough year of first pitches for the Guardians. Earlier in the season, Kansas City Chiefs tight end — and Ohio native — Travis Kelce basically spiked the ball to the ground with an attempted fastball. The ball bounced and nearly hit Guardians ace Shane Bieber.

Kelce has since been offered a chance at redemption by the Kansas City Royals. He’ll do so with full support from the Guardians.

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