The ceremonial first pitch is an ingrained part of baseball culture, usually performed by a celebrity in the major leagues, or by local politicians, dignitaries and business identities in the minors.
But the Chinese Professional Baseball League took the tradition to the next level before a recent match between the Lamigo Monkeys and Brother Elephants, when a Taiwanese yoga instructor performed an ultra-flexible and raunchy routine before throwing the first pitch from the mound.
Yan, known as the ‘Yoga Goddess’, stripped down to a leopard-print bikini before performing a few choice moves from her chosen discipline. After firing the ball over the plate, she embraced one of the players before high-fiving his teammates.
Yan has become a viral sensation and her memorable effort will go down as one of the all-time great first pitches, coming less than two months after 50 Cent’s infamous shocker before a New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates MLB clash.
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