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This is one of the most impressive first pitches you'll ever see:

Are there rules against this in actual play? Is she a submariner? Does it work like a trebuchet, somehow making the pitch go faster? Could this be the next trick R.A. Dickey breaks out on the mound?

This magical first pitch was thrown by rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji before a Doosan Bears-Samsung Lions game in the Korean Baseball Organization:


If gymnasts are the new market inefficiency, you'd better watch out -- Brad Pitt Billy Beane will have her signed in about ten seconds.

As you know, style points count when it comes to first pitches: fashion, mechanics, results -- it all matters. This one is particularly notable because it makes for a totally mesmerizing GIF.


(h/t via Big League Stew)