Like "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the ceremonial first pitch has become a timeworn baseball tradition that's in desperate need of rebranding. Thankfully, martial artist/actress Rina Takeda has come to the rescue with a pre-pitch performance that will likely revolutionize the game. Prior to a Pacific League game on Sunday, Takeda smashed ten blocks with her head and then proceeded to throw a better first pitch than 50 Cent (with the pressure of four on looking mascots, no less). Clearly, MLB needs to do better.

[via The Big Lead]