One of the sillier traditions in baseball (and that’s saying something) is the celebrity first pitch before every single stinkin’ ballgame. While there’s nothing wrong with commemorating milestones (either on the field or from the celebrity in question), it just seems kind of pointless to have someone weakly toss a baseball halfway to home plate before every single game just because.
That said, if you’re going to host a celebrity before every home ballgame, you might as well do it in style. The Los Angeles Dodgers more than any other team seem to understand the spectacle portion of the first pitch. Last month it was the Kardashians limp-wristedly playing with balls; this past week it was hottie Emmanuel Chriqui. Looks like the famously late-arriving Dodger Stadium crowd missed a good one.
POPOHOLIC thankfully chronicled the event for posterity, an act for which we’re all better off in the end. (Click on the pics below for larger versions.)
In the rest of the world not considered La-La land, celebrities are usually promoting their latest projects when embarking on a role like this. A haphazard and incomplete peek around the Internet doesn’t turn up anything.
But does it really matter?
Like young Emmanuelle, we’re just happy she’s there as well. Ball? Strike? All irrelevant - the joy on her, um, face is sufficient for us.
Yes, Emmanuelle, you throw like a girl. No, Emmanuelle, that’s not a problem with us.