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Look man, we've seen it time and time again. Throwing out first pitches at MLB games is a lot easier said than done.
Sunday, the Cubs and Pirates visited the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, ahead of their matchup that night. Cubs manager Joe Maddon threw out the first pitch before the Hawaii-New Jersey matchup, needing three tries to get the ball out of the dirt.
— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 18, 2019
Reminder: the Little League mound in Williamsport is 46 feet from home plate. Maddon had a simple explanation for what happened afterward, however.
Maddon blamed his bad first pitch before a LLWS game today on 'inappropriate warm-up':
"I was trying not to suck but I did."
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 18, 2019
It's okay, Joe. You'll get it next time.