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Akbar’s pitch at the Phillies game was a hilarious fail

A for effort?

Akbar "throws" the first pitch for the Phillies

Oh, Akbar Gbajabiamila... Maybe stick to Ninja Warrior! Footage courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies

Posted by American Ninja Warrior Nation on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Today, American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila threw the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game. It was amazing for so many reasons.

None of which have anything to do with Akbar’s athletic prowess.

There’s the shoulder dance, the very serious wind-up... and the beautiful toss straight to the ground. Followed by bouncing into a photographer, just for good measure.

But hey, baseball isn’t the reason we love Akbar. On May 24 we’ll see him take on the American Ninja Warrior course for Celebrity Ninja on Red Nose Day. We have a feeling he’ll be MUCH more at home on the course.

Here’s another angle on that pitch, because it’s too good to watch just once.