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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: Recording artist Jerry Cantrell attends the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game is a daunting task that has led to some of the Internet’s best epic fails.  (Looking at you, 50 Cent.)  However, if you’re Jerry Cantrell, you just go out there and own it.

Last night (August 20) was “Alice in Chains night” at Safeco Field which saw the Seattle Mariners take on the visiting Houston Astros.  The night served as a promotion for the band’s new album Rainier Fog that comes out this Friday (August 24), and part of the festivities featured Cantrell throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

So, how did Cantrell fare?  You tell me!

Top of the mound…Right down the middle of plate…Like a motherf*cking champ!

Sure…does making a big deal out of this moment seem a bit much?  Yes, but any excuse to throw praise at Jerry Cantrell is a good excuse.  (Also, it’s a slow news day.  Sue me!)

Now go pre-order Rainier Fog!  All of the previews have sounded fantastic!  


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.