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This weekend, WWE Superstar and Boston legend Sasha Banks had the distinction of throwing out the first pitch at every Boston Red Sox fan’s favorite field, Fenway Park.
On Sunday, the Legit Boss earned her nickname by taking to the pitcher’s mound and firing off an on-target pitch that, while not being a perfect strike, only bounced once before hitting its mark dead-on in the catcher’s mitt, according to a video the MLB shared from the event.
In a video shared by the WWE, Banks talks about being at Fenway prior to her big moment in front of the crowd. She mentions how honored she is to be throwing the first pitch and even calls out some celebrity counterparts who had memorable first pitches of their own.
“It’s my first time here at Fenway and it’s my first ever baseball game and I can’t believe it. Not only that, I get to throw out the first pitch!” she says. “I am so excited. Watch out Mariah Carey, watch out Snoop, watch out 50 because I am coming for you.”
Although she called out the trio, including her cousin, Snoop Dogg, the truth is they each set a relatively low bar when it comes to successful first pitches. Carey threw out a pitch in Japan that spent almost no time in the air, as MLB.com explains. Snoop, meanwhile, had terrific form right up until his release when the ball went high and to the right of its mark. 50 Cent also had a mishap on his release, with the ball soaring way to the outside, almost hitting a cameraman who likely thought he was reasonably far enough away from any danger.
Fortunately, all three took their embarrassing moment in stride and laughed it off. Just like them, Banks was downright euphoric after throwing out her pitch at Fenway.
“I just did that like a boss! I can’t believe that just happened and… wow, wow,” she said after. “This is such a dream come true. I cannot even express how amazing this was. I am so thankful.”
Banks spent the rest of the game enjoying the sights as well as her VIP status at the ballpark, which included meeting none other than Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.
“I love you BossTon,” she captioned a series of images on Instagram.
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