Most ceremonial first pitches begin and end without incident, and they fade from memory just as quickly. But some stay with you. Like a wound that just won't close.
And now, there's Tiffany Hwang.
Born and raised on the West Coast of the United States, Hawng moved to Korea in order to find fame as a performer — which she apparently has with the nine-woman pop group, Girls' Generation. Now, she's back in the States visiting, being aggressively adorable and making an appearance at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. A photo op with Matt Kemp (who didn't seem to recognize her, at first) preceded an epic first pitch.
Hwang threw, uh, errantly to countryman Hyun-Jin Ryu, who barely moved and made no real attempt to field her wild pitch.
"Oh, it went terrible," Hwang said. "But he (Ryu) said, 'It's OK.' "
If he says so!
A year ago, one of Tiffany's bandmates threw an errant first pitch in a game overseas. Compare the two throws (if you dare):
Whose was worse? Does it matter?
And now, here's Girls' Generation with the "Mannequin"-inspired video for "Gee" — which has more than 100 million views on YouTube, heaven help us!
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- Tiffany Hwang