We’d be remiss not to mention that Biles (aka the most decorated gymnast of all time) did this complex move in jeans, no less. Let’s hope they had some stretch to them.
Following her impressive feat, Biles then grabbed a baseball from a nearby woman and threw a strike.
Ultimately, Biles’s stunt proved to be the most exciting facet of the evening. The Astros lost to the Washington Nationals 12 to 3. Now, the Nationals are up two to zero in the best of seven series.
So why was Biles tasked with the ceremonial-turned-acrobatic honor? Well, the gymnast moved to Texas at 3 years old and grew up in Houston, where she still lives and trains to this day. This was actually her second ceremonial pitch at an Astros game. She made her pitching debut in July of 2016 and also added a twist of her own. (Take a look below.)