Chance The Rapper Throws First Pitch at Chicago White Sox Season Opener
Chance The Rapper got to throw out the first pitch of the 2016 baseball season for his hometown Chicago White Sox yesterday (April 8), and unlike 50 Cent he kept from completely embarrassing himself and actually made it to home plate.
In video captured of the proud moment, Chance steps confidently to the pitcher's mound before lobbing the ceremonial pitch. Afterward he busts out a little dance to celebrate his moment of success.
Earlier this week it was reported that Chance was close to signing with the Sox for a official position with the team. ESPN reported the team is “close to signing Chance to a club ambassador deal that will pay him to be part of club activities aimed at helping to market the team to a younger audience.”
“For anyone over 28 years old, they’re thrilled that [former White Sox player] Frank Thomas is back with us [as a special consultant],” Brooks Boyer, the team’s SVP of sales and marketing, told ESPN. “But we want to talk to those who are even younger, to develop interest from the Hispanic and the African-American markets. Chance resonates with them.”
The position would presumably be similar to the Global Ambassador position Drake holds with the NBA's Toronto Raptors.
Chance recently linked up with New Era to design a new line of hats for the team.
On the music side, CTR recently announced during a live performance he will be dropping his new mixtape this month.
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