Julian Casablancas took the mound at Citi Field Monday ahead of his beloved New York Mets’ doubleheader against the visiting Atlanta Braves.
The Strokes frontman delivered the ceremonial first pitch while wearing a Darryl Strawberry jersey and a bandana sticking out the front of his backwards Mets cap, which seemed to confuse the announcing crew. It a post-pitch interview, Casablancas described his look as “baseball fashion.”
The Mets broadcast team might’ve also given any Strokes fans watching a minor stroke of their own when they referred to Casablancas as the “former lead singer” of the band. Luckily, a rep tells Pitchfork the comment was a mistake.
Casablancas, an NYC native, is a longtime Mets fan. He even wrote a song called “Ode to the Mets” for The Strokes’ most recent album, 2020’s The New Abnormal.
The Mets, by the way, split the doubleheader against the Braves, losing the first game but winning the second.
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