“Thats the grip”- Boston Red Sox ace gave Steve Aoki tips on pitching before things went hilariously wrong

If you’ve been following baseball news lately, you’ve likely witnessed famous DJ Steve Aoki’s disastrous first pitch for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Although he never really took baseball seriously, Steve Aoki is no stranger to this game. The DJ participated in Major League Baseball’s Celebrity All-Star softball game the pre-season in 2021. In 2015, he also threw his first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Stadium. Dodger motion. Topps Sports even made Aoki his own baseball card for that event.

However, Aoki’s first pitch on May 16 made it seem like he’d never touched a baseball in his life. While throwing from the pitcher’s mound, Aoki threw the ball into the stands behind the home team’s goal. Some have even said that this throw beat the terrible 50-Cent pitch at Citi Field in 2014 and was the worst first pitch of all time.

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How does the Boston Red Sox play a role in this disaster?

Perhaps the craziest part of this already insane celebrity’s first throw was the fact that he warmed up in advance, and the Boston Red Sox gave him advice on the pitch. Before hitting the field, Aoki can be seen on his Instagram story alongside Boston Red Sox player Matt Barnes to discuss pitching skills.

Steve Aoki and Matt Barnes discuss pitching skills
Steve Aoki and Matt Barnes discuss pitching skills

Immediately after this conversation with Matt Barnes, Steve Aoki completely toss the baseball into the Fenway stands. The real question is, what does this say about Matt Barnes? Based on the video of Steve Aoki’s story, it looks like Matt Barnes is trying to teach him how to throw a quick four-seam ball the right way. However, what Aoki threw on the mound was far from that. Perhaps this is why Barnes is currently 0-3 with a run average of 7.71 earned and the Red Sox are struggling so far this season. Maybe Matt Barnes should limit tipping to non-baseball players from now on.

It’s clear that now, Matt Barnes is a stellar pitcher in Major League Baseball with a solid 2021 season seeing him make his All-Star debut. Barnes and the Red Sox are going through some rough patches early in the 2022 season and they’ll figure it out soon. Matt Barnes wasn’t the real reason for Steve Aoki’s lousy first pitch either; it’s just funny to speculate. Things like this are what make baseball so exciting for fans.

The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to take on the Houston Astros on May 17, 2022, at 7:10 p.m. EST (EDT), where they are scheduled to have a head-to-head series for the first time this season.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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