Or at least that was what he was supposed to do. Instead he tried to throw to the game announcers.
It's been forever since I've stood on a pitchers mound, but I'm going to bet that the distance from the mound to home plate looks astronomical when you get up there for the first time in front of thousands of people.
I get it. It's intimidating as hell.
So why don't guys go out before the game and get in a few practice throws? You know--so they don't look like idiots.