There is generally nothing out of the ordinary that occurs during the throwing of the ceremonial first pitch prior to a Los Angeles Dodgers home game.
Usually, the person with the honor stands on the mound, or in front of it, and throws a pitch that’s too short, too long or too wide, then proceeds to walk off the field to the tune of the light applause of a half-full stadium.
Steve Aoki, a Southern California native and world famous electro DJ, tried something a little different for his ceremonial first pitch prior to Sunday’s game between the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.
Aoki also performed from atop the Dodgers dugout, but if his tweet Sunday morning was any indication, he was more excited by the prospect of throwing out the first pitch:
I'm gonna throw the first pitch at the @Dodgers game today!!!! What?!!!!
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) April 19, 2015
The left-handed Grammy-nominated DJ, famous for, among many things, throwing cake at his fans during concerts, threw a baseball-sized cake prior to throwing an actual baseball wearing Carlos Frias’ No. 77. Both the cake and baseball fell short of reaching home plate.