Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein throws first pitch at Seattle Mariners baseball game

Guitarist sends the ball right over the plate

Sleater-Kinney‘s Carrie Brownstein threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Seattle Mariners’ baseball game against the Oakland Athletics yesterday (May 9), as pointed out by Stereogum.

The guitarist and singer is originally from Seattle, and threw a very respectable pitch in her native city, firing a strike right over the plate. Brownstein followed on from Kendrick Lamar’s solid effort at the LA Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants last month. Thankfully, both avoided the public ignominy of 50 Cent’s wayward attempt at the New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates last year, which was dubbed “one of the worst first pitches ever” by the New York Post.

Anybody need a reliever? @carrie_rachel throws a perfect first pitch at tonight's @mariners game.

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“It wasn’t the prettiest, but I threw a strike from the mound at the @Mariners game!, wrote Brownstein via Twitter. “Thanks for letting me throw out the first pitch”, to which the team’s official account replied, “It certainly looked like fun. Thanks for joining us tonight.”

Meanwhile, Brownstein is currently preparing to release her forthcoming memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Due for release on October 27, the book will cover up to Sleater-Kinney’s 2006 hiatus and will be, according to its publisher Penguin, a “deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music”.

The band in March played their first their first British headline shows in a decade, starting with a gig at the Roundhouse in Camden.