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Jimmy Kimmel Gives Gary Dell'Abate Another Chance at First Pitch

Nov 12, 2010 – 2:00 PM
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Gary Dell'Abate is best known as the longtime producer of the Howard Stern Show. He has been the butt of jokes throughout his career (often equine-related), both from his co-workers and listeners. But Dell'Abate is also a huge sports fan.

His celebrity and his fandom led to him throwing out the first pitch at a 2009 Mets game. The result broke the unintentional comedy meter. (You can relive the magic below):

On Thursday, Dell'Abate appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to pimp his new book, which prominently featured a photograph of that fateful first pitch on the back cover. Since Kimmel's a giving sort, it only made sense that he would allow Dell'Abate a chance to redeem himself. So the two recreated the first pitch to prove that Dell'Abate could, in fact, throw a baseball.

If winging two pitches wide right into the crowd (one even hit a woman in the noggin), and short-hopping another to Kimmel qualify as good throws then, yes, Dell'Abate has been vindicated. Decide for yourself:

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