Cirque du Soleil Pitcher


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Yesterday, the first pitch in a game between the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals was thrown by a performer from the Cirque du Soleil:

Decked out in a vibrant costume, Gabryel Nogueira da Silva threw out a gravity-defying first pitch that should have John Wall signing up for tee-ball tryouts following his hideous one-hopper at Nats Park.

Watch as da Silva performs a 360-degree backflip on the mound...and then throws a strike for what has to be the best ceremonial first pitch ever.


Link -via The Hairpin

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Land the "twirl" on a mound, rather than flat ground, vonskippy...and then, without having to stop to regain your balance, throw it...it's impressive.

I doubt of most of us could spin around twice on the mound and throw it that accurately.
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