Cancer survivor Jordan Leandre was invited to throw out the first pitch during Wednesday’s Red Sox-Cardinals game at Fenway Park. Though, his pitch turned into a below the belt surprise for an unsuspecting camera man.
The 17-year-old Leandre stepped up to the mound and wound up to let loose a bit of a wild throw to home plate. The pitch went high and wide and out of reach of the catcher.
But while the catcher wasn’t able to snag the throw, a camera man just happened to be in the line of fire… in a most unfortunate way.
Leandre’s pitch nailed Lawrence Eagle photographer Tony Capobianco in the worst place possible.
The wince-inducing video is not to be missed:
Leandre’s face after the disastrous throw says it all.
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