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Gary Sinise’s first pitch was not worthy of an Oscar

Kevin Kaduk
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Here's a picture of Gary Sinise from Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday night. From the looks of it, the "CSI: NY" star just finished a 12-week run as Hamlet, kicked a field goal across the street to Cowboys Stadium or delivered the greatest first pitch in the history of baseball.

In reality, Sinise is thrusting his arms skyward in the type of self-deprecating mock celebration that's only possible when you throw out one of the worst first pitches in baseball history. You know, the kind that immediately hits the ground and dribbles off to a dugout, making it look like you've never seen a baseball game, let alone stepped on the mound.

[Rewind: Bear Grylls lights baseball on fire to throw out first pitch]

Check Sinise's pitch out in the video below:

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Yep, as Timothy Burke of Deadspin quipped, Lt. Dan apparently has no right arm either.

While it may not have been as bad as the one we saw from Cincinnati's mayor a few years back, Sinise's unintentional sinker has to rank up there on list of bad first pitches. And I have to say that it's a little bit disappointing, given that he grew up in the Chicago area and cut his acting chops at the city's famous Steppenwolf Theatre. You'd think he would have found time to play a little 16-inch softball, or at least a little catch, in Lincoln Park between shows.

Then again, Sinise is on the list of noted Cubs fans. Which perhaps explains everything.

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