24
Jul
08

I Can’t Believe He Threw a Strike


Let’s just say that in Japanese baseball being sneaky can sometimes work in your advantage. Take for instance, this pitcher who throws a totally dope pitch in a game, and somehow slides it in there for a strike against a truly baffled hitter, methinks the umpire was just so impressed he called it a strike regardless.

All I can think about when I see this pitch is the Dunkin Donuts ad where some Fenway food vendor guy is teaching Pedro Martinez how to REALLY be an effective pitcher and teaches him trick pitches like this. I’ve looked everywhere I can think of and can’t find that commercial at all. But I swear it exists, if I find it I’ll post it as well.


6 Responses to “I Can’t Believe He Threw a Strike”


  1. 1 lucaschute
    July 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

    This was from some exhibition game I think, but I don’t remember the whole story. Its good that it was filmed b/c nobody is in the stadium to see it… catcher frames it nicely as well.

  2. 2 youppi
    July 24, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I must master this pitch…

    Yeah, too bad the stadium is totally empty.

  3. 3 lucaschute
    July 24, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Japan is crazy. Why have an exhibition for just the players? I hope this was the all-star game and the fans are so fanatical that they can’t let rival fans in together or they’ll riot so they have to stay home and watch on TV. probs not though…

  4. 4 Jesse
    July 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Haha, that was awesome! That’s pretty good to actually be able to get that pitch even close to the strike zone.

  5. July 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    yes slanch. yes. more. MORE!!!


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