Miss Texas’ awful pitch never made it to home plate at Globe Life Park and some question if he she did it on purpose.
According to Tire Ball, The Texas beauty threw out one of the worst first pitches ever on Friday night prior to the Texas Rangers game against the Los Angeles Angels. Monique Evans has found a way to join the likes of 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen.
While Evans sported her pageant crown and cut a unique acrobatic figure (a la gymnast McKayla Maroney a couple weeks earlier), the beauty pageant winner left a whole lot to be desired with this underwhelming underhanded gutter ball of a pitch, prompting the broadcaster to announce it “juuust a bit outside.”
Evans defended herself on her Miss Texas Facebook page, saying that her headgear made her strike out with this limp noodle of a toss that led to the awful pitch:
“I can blame mine on the crown #beautyqueen #ballerinapitcher #betterthan50Cent#blameitonthecrown”
Heavy, indeed, is the head that wears the crown. Though congeniality points for affably laughing it off.
Some people still believe that 50 Cent beat Miss Texas with his awful pitch he threw during a New York Mets game in May. So perhaps the crown beauty shouldn’t feel so bad.
She told the Dallas Morning News:
“My goal of the afternoon was to get the ball over the plate,” Evans said on KRLD-FM 105.3 on Monday. “But when I threw it, there must have been a breeze or something that took it to the side and down. There must have been, right?”
Evans’ playful response might explain the off-target result. But what about the ballet-style delivery in the awful pitch?
“It’s called an Arabesque, and I definitely love using the Arabesque,” Evans said. “I think it’s so beautiful. And I also wanted to add my own spin on the pitch and just kind of make it very personal, because I am a ballerina. I’ve been dancing since I was 2, and I think ballet is such a great art as well as a great sport, and I was just having fun with it.”
Here’s the video of Miss Texas’ awful pitch: