Did You See This? Denard's terrible first pitch

Did You See This? Denard's terrible first pitch

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Denard Robinson received his share of flak for his throwing abilities during his standout Michigan career. His latest throw might be his worst. Robinson, who’s preparing for this month’s NFL draft, threw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. Let’s just say, Robinson won’t be taking Justin Verlander’s job any time soon.

[ VIDEO: Watch Robinson’s first pitch ]

Not only did Robinson not throw a strike, he bounced the ball like 30 feet in front of the plate. In other words, he under-threw his receiver by a lot.

Mechanics got in Robinson’s way here. We should forgive him, though, because he’s still recovering from an injured nerve in his throwing elbow. Also, these days, he’s spending his time on the receiving end of thrown balls.

Either way, Robinson looked great in his personalized No. 16 Tigers jersey.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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