Monday 23 July 2018

The first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game got extremely painful for one unlucky photographer

The poor man was just trying to do his job.

Boston Red Sox's Fenway Parkl
Boston Red Sox's Fenway Parkl

By Kameron Virk

It’s fair to say the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday went a little astray.

Red Sox fan Jordan Leandre, who survived a rare bone cancer as a child and has thrown the first pitch at Fenway park a number of times, was given the honour – and it was certainly a ballsy effort.

This one goes straight into the first pitch hall of fame.

Leandre is now a high school junior and competitive baseball player, according to USA Today, and his pitch took place on a special day for Fenway Park as they commemorated 50 years since the 1967 “Impossible Dream” team.

In case you were wondering, here was their reaction.

They certainly enjoyed that.

The unlucky photographer who got hit has been taking advantage of this situation though, and shared the snap he took as the ball skewed towards him.

That incredible first pitch, and the photographs it generated, aren’t the only reason this was a remarkable game though.

The Red Sox were facing the St Louis Cardinals and came from behind to claim their 12th victory in 14 games, with Mookie Betts pulling them back from the brink with a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning.

It continued a great week of baseball for the Red Sox, following this beautiful triple play in their previous game against the Cardinals.

There’s no stopping the Red Sox right now.

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