There have been some pretty crazy first pitches in the past and it looks like America has finally joined the trend of acrobatics on the mound. Gymnast Simone Biles threw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game on Monday and decided to one-up Korean gymnast Korean gymnast Shin Soo-ji by adding a flip to her routine.
Almost three years ago, Soo-ji had an incredible twirl to her pitch ahead of a game in Seoul. Biles took the first pitch game one step further when she actually left her feet and landed a front flip before hurling the pitch right down the pipe.
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Biles talked about her decision to do the flip later on in the game. She told Root Sports that she did the flip “just in case my throw is embarrassing, to throw everyone off.”
I think everyone can appreciate Simone Biles’s effort in her pitch and would love to see a lot more of this going forward.