In baseball, one of the ultimate honors is to throw out the first pitch before a game. Over the years, I have probably had this opportunity three or four times over the last 20 years, and I always made sure I did not bounce the pitch to home plate. In fact, I was not happy unless I delivered a perfect strike to the catcher.

Rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is another story. After I watched the video of his attempt to throw out the first pitch before last night's Mets game against Pittsburgh, I do not know if he has ever even tried to throw a baseball before. See for yourself.