Retired NFL legend Peyton Manning, who played for both the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, was called upon to throw the first pitch at the MLB 2021 All-Star Game in Colorado.
It did not go well.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer wound up and made everything look good before drilling the baseball into the ground and one-hopping his catcher far outside.
The first pitch of tonight’s All-Star Game was thrown by none other than the legend himself, Peyton Manning pic.twitter.com/LYcl23Xskc
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
It was far from the worst first pitch we’ve ever seen, but those in Manning’s circle didn’t care — they were coming for him.
Manning was ribbed for the throw from every angle. Former teammates, NFL announcers, beat writers, friends and even family jumped at the opportunity to poke fun.
And yes, that includes his brother, Eli Manning, who you knew wouldn’t be able to resist teasing Peyton.
There is only 1 rule when throwing out the first pitch: DON’T ONE HOP IT!! Good try bro. https://t.co/qbHXruL0Zx
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) July 14, 2021
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