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50 Cent's Pitch: Just A Bit Outside

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50 Cent's Pitch: Just A Bit Outside

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50 Cent's Pitch: Just A Bit Outside

50 Cent's Pitch: Just A Bit Outside

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Rapper 50 Cent's first pitch at a Met's game Tuesday night joins other ceremonial pitches that could be considered an embarrassment. Video shows his pitch going far left of the catcher.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Rapper 50 Cent joins Justin Bieber and other celebrities who've thrown a terrible first pitch at a baseball game. 50 Cent tried at a Mets game. Video shows him throwing left-handed. The ball flies farther and farther left-left of the catcher - even beyond cameramen who were lined up to record his embarrassment. Later, he commented on Instagram. You know that saying, I'm a lover, not a fighter? Well, 50 cent said, I'm a hustler, not a ballplayer. It's MORNING EDITION.

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