Baseball history is littered with failed first-pitch attempts. On Monday night, DJ and record producer Steve Aoki may have had the worst night of his life at Fenway Park with his first pitch video now viral
Steve Aoki, who performed twice in Boston over the weekend and has a tour stop at Foxwoods on Tuesday, was on hand to throw out one of the ceremonial first pitches before the Red Sox faced the Astros in the first game of a three-game series on Monday night. His attempt failed miserably.
Steve Aoki Throws Woeful First Pitch At Red Sox vs Astros, Video Viral On Twitter And YouTube
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Aoki, dressed in a No. 77 Red Sox jersey, airmailed his throw over Matt Barnes’ head and onto the screen behind home plate. His attempt can be seen here.
During a rain delay in the sixth inning, the NESN announcers had some fun with the coin toss. They joked that Aoki was attempting to hit color analyst Kevin Youkilis from the press box, which was located high above home plate.
“That’s worse than 50 Cent’s!” host Tom Caron joked. Will Middlebrooks and Tim Wakefield both thought Aoki purposefully airmailed his pitch. Wonder if 50 was watching live with him taking notes on who managed to pull off the worse effort.
The two join a lenghty pile of names who managed to throw horrendous first pitches after being accorded with the chance to do so.
About Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated electronic dance music DJ, producer, and entrepreneur noted for his enthralling live shows. He’s also the creator of Dim Mak, a record label, lifestyle firm, and garment brand that has helped bands like Bloc Party, Klaxons, and Gossip get their start.
Aoki has been touring for most of his career, averaging over 250 shows per year, and he is consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid DJs (tied with Diplo and Skrillex. Aoki is also known for his fascination with technology and the future, which he incorporates into his music and performances.
Whereas, his fourth artist album, Neon Future Odyssey (2015) celebrates his technological interests and even features a song called “Singularity.” A documentary about his life, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.