Baseball pitchers at the Tokyo Olympics are being driven to the mound in a rolling baseball mitt

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Baseball pitchers at the Tokyo Olympics are being driven to the mound in a rolling baseball mitt
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Israel pitcher Josh Zeid arrives in the seventh inning of a baseball game against South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
  • The Tokyo Olympics baseball tournament continued on Thursday, and an interesting vehicle appeared.

  • A pitcher for Israel was carted onto the mound in a vehicle with a baseball mitt as a seat.

  • The cart also had turf on its floor that resembled a baseball diamond.

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Baseball pitchers at the Tokyo Olympics are getting a free ride in a fancy car.

During the Olympic baseball tournament's opening round game between Israel and South Korea on Thursday, an Israeli relief pitcher was seen on video being carted out to the mound on a customized vehicle that looked right out of a baseball-themed amusement park.

The cart's killer feature was a back-seat throne that resembled a baseball mitt.

But upon further examination, the cart is even designed for COVID-19 protocols as there is enough distance between the driver's seat and the passenger's seat to accommodate for social distancing.

The cart's floor is even more on-theme, as it seems to be covered in turf and chalk to resemble a miniature baseball diamond.

And to top it all off, the front of the cart features a bumper screen displaying a sidescrolling message that reads 'GO! GO! Tokyo 2020.'

The only thing it's missing is cupholders and a peanut and crackerjack dispenser.

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