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Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson botches first pitch at Detroit Tigers game

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NFL general managers reportedly love Denard Robinson as a weapon at the next level. Robinson confirmed why he won't be a weapon in the passing game in the NFL on Tuesday.

Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
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Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson had two of the best seasons statistically in Wolverines football history.

That still doesn’t mean he can throw a baseball.

Robinson "threw" the first pitch in the Detroit Tigers 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Detroit on Tuesday. I put "threw" in quotation marks, because Shoelace bounce passed the baseball toward home plate in a Trey Burke-to-Glen Rice III fashion.

Check the tape:

Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty big deal for Robinson to throw out the opening pitch for the Tigers. Not very many people get to do that. And, the ones that do are usually a pretty big deal.

Fortunately, for Robinson, he’s going to cash in at the end of this month when he becomes a draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, for Robinson, his first pitch solidifies his decision to play wide receiver/cornerback in the NFL.

Also, how cool was it to see the No. 16 Tigers jersey Robinson was wearing? He looked pretty sweet wearing that.