The Mets made their pitch. Now they’ll wait to see whether or not 50 Cent is able to take a swing at it.
After the rapper/actor/businessman was quoted in Newsday this week saying he would really like one other probability after his famously off-line ceremonial first pitch in 2014, the Mets answered with an invite on Twitter on Thursday:
“Hey, @50cent, we heard you’re able to redeem your self?! Right here is your invite to throw out a primary pitch this season. Toss a strike this time! #50FirstPitch.”
50 Cent, also called Curtis Jackson, and certainly one of his publicists informed Newsday the Mets (and different groups) have invited him again earlier than, however that he needs to attend for an important day, resembling a World Collection recreation, to simply accept.
Throughout an interview with Newsday to advertise his newest movie, “Den of Thieves,” which premieres on Jan. 19, Jackson stated, “I’ve to redeem myself sooner or later. Perhaps if I get on the market and throw a very good pitch they’ll let me go a bit of bit.”
Jackson has marveled on the endurance of his pitch, a lefthanded throw that instantly veered to the fitting of catcher Anthony Recker, nicking a cameraman behind residence plate at Citi Area.
“Pay attention, nobody warned me,” he stated. “Nobody stated: ‘Danger versus reward!’ I might have stored my [expletive] within the stands. That is by no means going away.”