Red Sox Fan’s Wild First Pitch Nails Photographer In The Nuts


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Boston Red Sox fan Jordan Leandre returned to Fenway Park, the site of some of the most memorable moments of his life, on Wednesday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before his team’s 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The high school pitcher missed the glove of Mike Andrews, a Red Sox infielder from the 1960s, but hit a cameraman behind Andrews right in the nuts.

First pitches are not always safe for camera operators, to which Snoop Dogg can attest.

This isn’t the first time Leandre has caused a stir at Fenway. According to the Washington Post:

Leandre first appeared at Fenway in 2004, as a 4-year-old who was doing his best to cope with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancer in his right thigh that was threatening amputation. He sang the national anthem that day, then became something of a regular, and in 2007, he created an emotional moment by showing a roaring Boston crowd that he had recovered enough to circle the bases.

Best of all, the teenager took his errant pitch in front of the hometown fans in stride.

The reactions of Andrews’ 1967 “Impossible Dream” teammates are priceless.

Not only did cameraman Tony Capobianco get a great shot …

… it seems he’ll still be able to reproduce if he so chooses.