Cristiano Ronaldo Video: Watch Real Madrid Star Toss First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Tim KeeneyContributor IAugust 1, 2013

You know, that Cristiano Ronaldo guy is pretty good at sports. 

Regarded by many as the second-best soccer player in the world—with plenty of arguments for being the best—and easily one of the most popular athletes on the globe, the Real Madrid superstar got a chance to try his hand at baseball.

Ronaldo threw out the first pitch before Wednesday night's contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium. 

Cristiano Ronaldo's first, first pitch attempt. Second was a strike down the pipe. First was:

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 1, 2013

And as you can see in the video above, he wasn't very accurate.

Sure, he didn't "Kaepernick" it, but he should also revel in the fact that he didn't pull a "Carly Rae Jepsen," "Mark Mallory" or "Baba Booey," either. 

Of course, the pre-first-pitch festivities might have been more entertaining. 

First, the Dodgers' Twitter account gives us a look at the Portugal international looking slightly awkward—yet successful—in the batting cages:

.@Cristiano taking hacks:

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 1, 2013

But wait. It gets better. Ronaldo also showed off his juggling skills with none other than Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig, a big fan who also caught the first pitch.

ESPN's Roger Bennett gives us a look at the two superstars having a little bit of fun:

Quite brilliant: Ronaldo plays keepie-uppie with Yasiel Puig and a baseball via @Dodgers

— roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 1, 2013

.@YasielPuig has Steve Nash caliber-soccer skills. Here he is his impressing Ronaldo

— roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 1, 2013

It doesn't really get much better than that, does it?

But wait. Before nearly setting the Internet on fire by juggling with one of the game's most popular youngsters, Ronaldo took a picture with none other than Samuel L. Jackson:

Look who's throwing the first pitch tonite! I'm rocking the Dodger lineup!

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 1, 2013

Game over. 

Getting to see Ronaldo throw a baseball, hit a baseball (thank god, for us normal folk, that there's at least one thing he doesn't look like a natural doing) juggle a baseball with Yasiel Puig and take a picture with Mr. Snakes on a Plane himself is just a quartet of awesomeness. 

My week is complete.