Baseball may traditionally be America’s pastime — even 105-year-old grandmas and RoboCop throw a first pitch sometimes — but it has turned into a truly global game. Check out these funny, crazy, sexy and awesome first pitches from Asia for proof.
1. Plate-Smashing Pitch
The definition of a heads up play.
2. Yoga Striptease Strike
3. “The Ring” Ghost
First pitcher to appreciate some boos (I’m sorry).
4. Gymnast Toes The Rubber
Even the Russian judges would give that a 10.
5. Taekwondo Throw
Rare time when an audible gasp from a first pitch is a good thing.
6. Mariah Carey
Well, the excitement was high, even if the pitch was low. Mariah left a lasting impression on her Tokyo fans.