A very wise, very good baseball player once said, “Hitting is hard.”
DK Metcalf is a freak athlete, this much we know. The Seahawks wide receiver recently tried breaking into the Olympics as a runner in the 100-meter dash, and had an excellent showing despite missing the cut.
Fast forward to the 2021 All-Star celebrity softball game in Denver, an event that showcases sneaky athleticism from guys we don’t expect — such as actor Kevin James — and low-light moments, such as what we saw from Metcalf on Monday night.
Metcalf shockingly struck out during the celebrity softball game, with musician Quavo fanning him on four pitches, which is definitely a sentence that’s weird to type and read in the year 2021.
Who was that jabroni that said baseball was the least skilled sport again?
This is Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, described as one of the best athletes in the NFL. Here he is striking out on 20-mph slow pitch softball pitches. pic.twitter.com/Kq00QhPjJd
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) July 13, 2021
Though there’s certainly no shame in striking out, Metcalf was the only celebrity to whiff during the contest. In his defense, that first strike seemed a bit outside. (Robo Umps Now!)
Baseball (or softball) is tremendously difficult, even when you’re a pro athlete of Metcalf’s caliber. The Seahawks wideout had some fun with prodding fans and observers Monday.
Put him in again next year.