Duff McKagan took to the mound to throw out the first pitch just before a recent Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox game in his hometown of Seattle. “It was totally nerve-wracking to throw out the first pitch. I got about 150,000 texts saying ‘don’t throw it in the dirt’ — so I threw it really high, but not too high.”
Duff is a major fan of his hometown Mariners, Seahawks, and was incredibly saddened when his Seattle Supersonics left for Oklahoma City.
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Besides writing a fantastic column for Seattle Weekly, Duff also writes for espn.com. Read his recent columns here.
With the recent release of the ‘Rock of Ages’ movie, the New York Times recently got Sunset Strip reminisces from Duff, Bret Michaels and Sebastian Bach. Read it here: www.nytimes.com
McKagan will be this year’s Grand Marshal of the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade in downtown Seattle. This year’s parade takes place Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. As always, it starts at Seattle Center and heads downtown along Fourth Avenue on a 2-1/2 mile route.