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The Hottest First Pitch Of All Time

Get ready for the hottest ceremonial first pitch you have ever seen at a baseball game.
Get ready for the hottest ceremonial first pitch you have ever seen at a baseball game.
Jeff HullContributor IIIJuly 6, 2013

Hot is seldom a word closely associated with the ceremonial opening pitch at a baseball game.

Now, if you're like me, then you've probably wondered about the answer to the age-old question: Isn't there something baseball teams can do to tune-up this bit of baseball theater?

Surely it's time for ceremonial first-pitchers to pick up their game or risk having their profession fall into the ash heap of baseball history.

Before all you Major League Baseball traditionalists start pounding your buzzers to answer, we have a video to share that might just convince millions to start arriving early enough to catch their own local team's ceremonial toss to home plate.

Brace yourselves baseball fans, for I give you a recent opening pitch for the Doosan Bears, a team located in Soul, South Korea.

As you can tell—no doubt from watching this clip over and over and over again—our heroine has no problem adjusting for crosswinds or keeping her eye on the prize.

The reaction of the crowd, as well as the players in the dugout, are proof enough that a modern-day overhaul of the ceremonial first pitch can indeed be done.

And such a class job too. 

Play ball!

Jeff Hull is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

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