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Snoop Dogg rivals 50 Cent with terrible first pitch before a Padres game

Snoop Dogg's ceremonial first pitch before the San Diego Padres game on Wednesday was nuthin' but an ugly thang.

The rapper had a cameraman doing a two-step when his toss at Petco Park sailed so far right it nearly ended up on the Interstate 5 freeway toward his hometown of Long Beach.

His wind-up was solid, mechanics looked good, and then...everybody duck! Looks like Snoop should probably stick to his favorite sport, basketball.

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Unfortunately for Snoop, the ball is not already supposed to be in the upper corner of the photo by this point.

The Doggfather can take solace in the fact that when it comes to the rap game and bad ceremonial first pitches, there is only one king: 50 Cent.

The New York rapper set the standard in 2014 with a left-handed "throw" before a Mets game that had people wondering if he had ever picked up a baseball in his life. It's possible his pitch and Snoop's pitch may meet at a rest stop in Nebraska when they both stop rolling.

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Snoop Dogg's first album was much more successful than his first pitch.

RELATED: Carly Rae Jepsen's first pitch may be baseball's worst ever

In the world of music, both of them take a backseat to Carly Rae Jepsen, as there is no "maybe" about whether the pop star threw the worst pitch ever before a Tampa Bay Rays game in 2013.

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