The character Sadako from the Ring horror series threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Lions at Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture to promote the August 30 release of Sadako 2 -3D-.
After slowly making her way to the pitcher’s mound with 3 mini Sadakos in tow, she threw her pitch to Softbank player Akira Nakamura before immediately collapsing to the ground and getting carried off on a stretcher.
The event was a repeat of last year’s April 9th first pitch at Tokyo Dome. Although the pitch wasn’t a strike this time around, it was considered a success because she threw from the rubber and increased her pitching speed from 43 to 64 mph on the gun.
VIDEO Sadako throws out ceremonial first pitch at Seibu Dome