The ceremonial first pitch is a century-old tradition of baseball, where we get to watch notable politicians and celebrities try their hand at the great American pastime. There’s a lot of entertainment to be had to see if these outsiders can get the ball across the plate cleanly or at least avoid bouncing it.

Then, every once in a while, someone comes a long and revolutionizes the first pitch. This recently happened in South Korea when rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji stunned the audience and redefined the phrase “throw like a girl”.

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On 5 July, before a game between the Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears, Shin took the field. After a little limbering up, she arches her back and suddenly spins her entire body around on one leg and lets the ball fly. Sure it was a little wide, but damn did she look good doing it.

Shin Soo-ji represented South Korea during the Beijing Olympics in the rhythmic gymnastics events. Now at the ripe old age of 22 she has retired but continues to be famous, especially after this video went viral.

Comments around the world have poured in calling Shin the “goddess of baseball” and saying “South Korean men are so lucky.”

Here’s Shin Soo-ji performing at the Olympics

Source: YouTube – mykbonet
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