MLB Celebrity Softball Game 2014: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Highlights

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIJuly 15, 2014

Rapper Nelly swings during the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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The 2014 MLB celebrity softball game, which aired after Monday's Home Run Derby, had something for everybody in the NL's 14-4 win over the AL.

Each year, this game is full of notable figures from television, sports, movies and music. The intriguing interaction between all of the personalities involved always seems to deliver plenty of highlights.

This year was no different, as the star-studded cast left a big impression on many people around the Web.

Some of the celebrities involved in the annual softball game have spent a little bit of time on a baseball diamond before. Former MLB great Jim Thome is certainly in that category.

Known for some big home runs during his playing days, he continued the trend when he found himself at the plate once more. Here's a look at an absolutely demolished home run, courtesy of MLB Fan Cave:

We all remember what happened the last time rapper Nelly took the baseball field, right?

Well, just in case a refresher is in order, here's a glance back in time:

That wasn't too pretty.

As it turns out, all Nelly needed was a little pep talk. Who better than to give him one than MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith?

Take a look at Smith's high praise, via MLB's post on Twitter:

Those words appeared to do wonders for Nelly, as he took the plate shortly after and delivered a home run.

The All-Star Game's official Twitter account broke down the rapper's deep-ball swing:

Unfortunately, the game wasn't kind to all of its participants.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is known for his prowess on the football field. After all, he did rush for an improbable 2,097 yards back in 2012.

Let's just say he picked the right sport.

Here's a look at a not-so-great attempt from the plate, as he's just a bit behind with his swing, courtesy of Minnesota Twins team photographer Brace Hemmelgarn:

Apparently, Peterson could have spent a little more time with Thome prior to the game:

Although, that can't be blamed entirely on AP. He was up against former softball pitcher and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch.

Here's a good look at Finch dealing:

Then again, according to a tweet from Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, perhaps Peterson had it coming:

Fat Joe was also participating in the action, and according to a couple tweets, he may have not been entirely graceful running the bases. Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise got a hold of one, which sent Joe rounding second.

Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press gave his impression:

Rob Bradford of chimed in as well:

It was an action-packed event and a reminder that swinging a bat isn't as easy as it may appear. Just ask AP.