Joel Quenneville admits White Sox pitch was ‘awful one’

It was Chicago Blackhawks Night at the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins. Chicago beat Minnesota, which we assume was in keeping with the theme of the night.

All of this meant that Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was given a chance to toss out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Quenneville said it had been quite a bit since he had thrown a baseball, although he’s had plenty of practice hurling obscenities at referees.

As you can see in this clip, it had been a while since Quenneville had thrown a baseball.

.@NHLBlackhawks coach Joel Quenneville threw out the 1st pitch before tonight's White Sox game, it was just a biiiiiiit outside.

— Stadium (@WatchStadium) August 24, 2017

Jussssst a bit outside. And short of the plate. Really, Derek Holland, don’t worry about getting a passed ball on that one.

After the attempt, Quenneville admitted it was terrible.

“I was a little nervous. I hadn’t thrown a baseball in a while. But that was brutal. That was an awful one. You could say that was a bad, bad shot or like a fan on a shot. You could just say that was embarrassing almost,” he told the Chicago Tribune.

He reiterated that he hadn’t practiced at all. “Not that it would have made much of a difference,” he said.

Honestly, just do what the Blackhawks do every season and let Toews handle it.

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