If you’re gonna throw out a first pitch for the New York Mets, you better put some heat on it. After all, they boast a roster of flamethrowers like Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom you can regularly hit 100 mph on the gun.
Enter John McEnroe.
Johnny Mac may have once been an elite athlete, winning seven different Grand Slam titles on the professional tennis tour, but he’s now 57-years old and spends his time wearing a suit and doing color commentary in the booth. So we hardly expected him unleash this kind of command when throwing out the first pitch before Monday’s Mets/Yankees game at Citi Field.
John McEnroe threw out the first pitch, and it was GAS. Put him in the bullpen!
— Funhouse (@RNs_Funhouse) August 2, 2016
Way better than almost every other ceremonial first pitch ever thrown. And he even tossed it from the rubber, not out in front of the mound like most others. If anyone is still looking for a lefty reliever, maybe give McEnroe a call.