Bob Costas Threw Two First Pitches Because The First One Was So Bad

Bob Costas threw the ceremonial first pitch(es) in St. Louis tonight and missed badly on his first toss. After fist-exploding with the Cardinals mascot, he cooly jogged to the rubber for his pitch. It's unclear if it was nerves or just the adrenaline pumping, but he airmailed his first throw through the left-handed batter's box. He asked for another shot at it, and threw a strike to A.J. Pierzynski.

This isn't the worst effort we've seen, obviously, but it's one of the few times when a ceremonial first pitcher has not just accepted failure.