While here in America we're more concerned with first pitch fails than actually cool commemorative throws, in Japan they had a pretty spectacular idea:

Get actress-slash-martial artist (and not the other way around) Rina Takeda to break 10 cement blocks with her head, then toss out the ceremonial ball before a game between Chiba Lotte Marines and Saitama Seibu Lions.

Check it out:

The throw was underwhelming, but so what? This is easily the best work Takeda's done since starring in "Dead Sushi*."

*Does this mean the sushi we've all been eating might be alive?!?!?!

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