Hard-hitting journalism: Reporter gets struck by pitch, on purpose

A KBS reporter took a pitch to the body, and yes, it appeared to hurt.

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It’s hard-hitting journalism — literally — at its finest.

A reporter for the Korean Broadcasting System, a TV network in South Korea, put his body on the line as part of an investigative report on the dangers of being hit by a baseball pitch.

Included in the story is video of the reporter voluntarily getting hit in the hip by a baseball at a batting cage, just to see how much it hurts.

Take a look:

What better way to confirm a report than to experience it first hand, right?

The full investigative story on being hit by pitches can be watched here (Video narration is in Korean).