Watch Sadoko from ‘The Ring’ Throw The First Pitch At A Baseball Game In Japan
There are few things better in this world than watching the famous and non-athletic throw the first pitch at a baseball game. But, watching Sadoko from The Ring throw the first pitch to Kayoko from The Grudge at a baseball game is better than any other celebrity I’ve seen (this includes you, 50 Cent, and you are very bad at baseball!).
Let’s back up. For those of you who were able to make it through The Ring without covering your eyes, you’ll remember that Sadoko is the name of the girl who pops out of the well and crawls through a television screen in order to wreck havoc on your life/kill you/whatever. She’s got a bunch of really long hair that she wears very stylishly in front of her face like a curtain with a taste for revenge. If this feels fine to you, please remember that Sadoko is a girl that lives in a well on a VHS tape and she possesses the ability to come through your television screen and eat your face. Kayoko is the monster/villain in another Japanese horror movie, The Grudge. She is also a ghost, a vengeful one with a broken neck.
In the grand tradition of celebrities throwing first pitches, Kayako and Sadoko faced off in an adorable and horrifyingly-hilarious promo bit for their new movie, Kayako vs Sadoko.
From the jump, everything seems fine. The cheerleaders are leading their cheers. The respective teams are getting ready to play ball. But you know shit’s about to go down when there’s static on the Jumbotron and then this B shows up.
Oh shit, whaddup, it’s Sadoko. She has a baseball glove. She’s going to throw out the first pitch! She’s wearing cleats so you know she means Business™.
And here comes Sadoko, plus her little helper dude! Lookin’ good, guys.
Sadoko pitched to Kayako, who hit a pretty solid line drive down the third baseline — not bad for a evil, sad ghost that lives in a house from which she can’t escape.
While the entire video is worth your time, it feels prudent to acknowledge that Sadoko winds up for a pitch like this, which is precisely what I do for about five to ten minutes when getting ready in the morning.
May you approach everything you do in your life with this level of commitment and verve. Live your life with the spirit this GIF embodies; let its unfettered earnestness carry you through the rest of this week.