Taipei: Do you recognize this lady in the picture? She was not someone trying out for a baseball team, she is Tai Tzu Ying, the World No. 1 women’s singles badminton player.
Tai put on the baseball jersey and happily threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Red Bull Batting Mania at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium on Saturday.
Her throw was fast, but perhaps she wasn’t used to playing baseball, the pitch bounced before reaching the catcher.
“I was a little nervous before I started pitching. This was the third time I threw a ceremonial pitch. I was not very satisfied with my performance today, but I am honored to throw the ceremonial first pitch for Red Bull Batting Mania,” said Tai.
The 26-year-old Tai, a.k.a the “Queen of Deception”, is known for her unbelievable and entertaining deception playing style. She’s the only Taiwanese badminton player who was sponsored by Red Bull.