It’s “First Pitch” season and so far MLB home openers have honored everyone from Lou Brock to President Obama with ceremonial first pitches. But which heroes, public figures, and retired ballplayers have been overlooked? Take a look at our Top 10 First Pitch SNUBS:
An all-time great and one of the oldest Hall of Famers alive, you simply must have Whitey throw out a first pitch.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
First Pitch experts all had the universally beloved educator throwing a ceremonial first toss and yet for some reason he was overlooked.
One of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, you don’t have to like his music but you have to admit he’s important enough to stand on the pitcher’s mound and throw the ball to the backup catcher.
Batman v. Superman wasn’t a critical darling but it grossed over $700 million for a reason. Put him on that mound!
No one loves Alicia Keys, but everyone likes her. And there are 30 baseball home openers so…
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
The least important cabinet officer is still pretty important compared to your average civilian. Give him a ball and a glove.
She didn’t do anything First Pitch-worthy this year but she’s been overlooked so many times in the past.
That Kid In That Viral Video
There are so many viral videos and yet not ONE viral kid was asked to throw out a first pitch? Sorry, that can’t happen.
His Broadway show is an absolute hit, his brand’s never been bigger, you couldn’t get a better First Pitch thrower.
Guy Who Started the Crying Jordan Meme
The person or persons who created this culture-penetrating meme has flat-out earned the right to throw out a first pitch. Period.
You can’t possibly think he can’t do it.