In case you wondering, Joe Maddon's short days as a baseball player were done so as a catcher...and clearly not a pitcher. As the Pirates and Cubs compete in the Little League Classic Sunday night, Chicago's manager was tasked with throwing out the first pitch for one of the several little league games of the day. It's safe to say he probably won't be asked ever, ever again.
Maddon seriously put the catcher at the plate to the test with a couple wild pitches well outside. Even though Maddon and everyone else there was able to laugh it off, it was honestly a little sad that it took him three tries.
On the laundry list of bad first pitches, Maddon's certainly isn't the worst. However, considering he's throwing on a much smaller field, there's an argument to be had.
Luckily it's all fun and games at the Little League World Series. Maddon was able to laugh off his embarrassing showing on the mound.
For Maddon's sake, he better hope this doesn't affect his potential contract negotiations with the Cubs.