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The First Pitch May Be Your Last!

3 years agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Japanese baseball is as open to weird promotions as the US Major League. However, you won’t see a movie tie-in this creepy over here. I hope. On Wednesday, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (no kidding) invited the ghost character Sadako Yamamura, hair and all, from the horror movie Ring to throw out the opening [...]
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