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7:00 pm - 03/26/2012

Kamenashi Kazuya Throws First Pitch in Major League Baseball's Opening


KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya made his name known in Major League Baseball as he throws the ceremonial first pitch during Yomiuri Giants (Japan) vs Oakland Athletics (USA) Exhibition Game yesterday, Mar 25th.

As a Japanese tradition, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown to opposing teams lead-off hitter. In the exhibition game, Kamenashi, wearing Giants' uniform, threw the first pitch to Oakland Athletic's hitter-Jemile Weeks.

"I didn't know who he was at first, but he's some big-time celebrity out here. For me to have that opportunity, it was an honor for me," Weeks said after he purposely missed Kamenashi's pitches.

Various American media who covered the event described Kamenashi as "A Japanese teen idol, strikingly well-coiffed actor, and to being Justin Timberlake of Asia".

Afterwards, Kamenashi returned to his MC duties for NTV's Going! and even had to chance to chat with Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes, a professional baseball outfielder who is described as the "Best all-around player out of Cuba".



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loling at the Justin Timberlake comparison. 
if Kame's not an idol, he's going to pursue baseball. He's soo much enjoying this job, lol. 

ministryofbees 26th-Mar-2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
Lol justin timberlake of asia. Jin would be so pissed off.
He looks so happy ^-^
yuuki_saya 26th-Mar-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Oh well, Jin has a lot of reasons to be pissed off and most of them revolve around Kame ;)
debbris 26th-Mar-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
let's not go there babe. We do not want a blood bath here in arama,

.. jk. elaborate, I'm listening. :)
seelenlicht 26th-Mar-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Why? I do want one XD *takes some popcorn*
eevaleena 26th-Mar-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
*joining in*
yuuki_saya 26th-Mar-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Like being a leader of rather successful band (Chain sold better than Japonicana), being liked by management (oh please, perfect Kamenashi can't be hated by his coworkers), having more sources of income (ads, Going, recent drama, singing, tour), so more likely not having financial problems, being loved by Japanese fans (well, not exactly sure if Jin cares in that matter), and having a little of American promotion without doing anything. Not telling about GTO rumors.

Forgot anything?
debbris 26th-Mar-2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Add that Kame is going up up up rather than you know, tumbling down. Oh yes, Kame just can't help being the perfect idol that Jin hates to be. ( well, at least in Japan from what I can tell. )

Before anyone going oh dont you dare hating Jin on me, I will soon play his Seasons and Care while I go to sleep. :)
yuuki_saya 26th-Mar-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I've got Yellow God on speakers, so no, we don't hate Jin. We just state some facts.
debbris 26th-Mar-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Christmas morning is so epic to the point of me not knowing why I like it so much, I just had to stare at Jin playing the guitar in such a robotic stance over and over again.

We can talk all day about his awesome. Sad that the magic is barely there anymore. Why Jin, oh why?.

seelenlicht 26th-Mar-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh...I smiled like crazy while reading this.
Perfect turtle is perfect <3

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Edited at 2012-03-26 07:30 pm (UTC)
yuuki_saya 26th-Mar-2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
Perfect gif :D
debbris 26th-Mar-2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
thanks to OP for posting this up and thanks to you for the ridiculously cute gif.

All the feels in this world. May this turtle-san be happy with whoever he is with atm. ( I like people with non-existing/reported scandals, makes me feel like his works are more important than the person himself). This is just me being biased over Kamenashi's flawless self. What can I do? How can I not? :)
taciturndream 26th-Mar-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Amazing Kame is amazing!
seelenlicht 26th-Mar-2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Amen! XD
star_chuu 27th-Mar-2012 01:30 am (UTC)
1. million seller singer
2. million seller endorsement model
3. award winning actor
4. berry berry popular

anything to add ?
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