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Rhythmic Gymnast Throws Out Mind-Bending First Pitch

The bar for an amazing ceremonial first pitch has been raised. Before a game between the Doosan Bears and Samsung Lions in Seoul, South Korea, rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji rotated her whole body on one leg and threw an amazing pitch. It wasn't a strike, but how severely are we going to judge this?


The first thing to pop in my mind was the Cirque du Soleil first pitch from a couple years back. I'd argue that Soo-ji's is much more impressive, since she threw it while finishing her rotation. That Cirque du Soleil guy performed his flips, then threw the first pitch. Shin Soo-ji wins.

H/t Dan