Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce took the mound on the Cleveland Guardians’ house stadium, Progressive Discipline, Friday.
He was joined by his mom Donna earlier than a sold-out crowd as he threw the ceremonial first pitch a couple of miles from the place he grew up.
After hyping up the followers, Kelce reared again and let it fly. However the ball hit the grass and bounced previous house plate as a substitute of touchdown contained in the glove of Guardians pitcher Shane Bieber.
Kelce rapidly ran to hug Bieber after the awkward throw, and the pair appeared to have snort about it.
Earlier than the baseball left Kelce’s hand, a commentator was heard saying, “Hopefully, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gave him a couple of classes earlier than in the present day’s sport.”
It wasn’t Kelce’s first time on a baseball diamond. He performed three sports activities — soccer, basketball and baseball — at Cleveland Heights Excessive College.
The 2-time Super Bowl winner has proven what he can do with a bat, enjoying in a number of superstar house run derbies over time.
Earlier this 12 months, former Atlanta Braves scout Reggie Sanders instructed TMZ Sports activities Kelce was a “good hitter with blazing velocity” throughout his teenage days.
Mahomes appeared to take pleasure in Kelce’s botched pitch, writing “Ayyyyyy bruhhhhhhhhh,” with a number of crying laughing emoji.
Mahomes known as on the Kansas City Royals to provide Kelce a shot at redemption.
“Ayyy @Royals lets give him one other likelihood. ASAP!!!” Mahomes wrote in a tweet.
Mahomes is the son of former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes. The elder Mahomes made his massive league debut in 1992 with the Minnesota Twins.
His son, a two-time Tremendous Bowl MVP, was a pitcher throughout his time at Texas Tech and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers within the 2014 MLB Draft.