Even with the New York Yankees in town for a day-night doubleheader, a pair of hip-hop superstars dominated most of the attention at Detroit's Comerica Park on Wednesday.
Jay-Z and Eminem visited both clubhouses and stopped by three TV network booths, including ESPN's, to shake hands and to promote a pair of concerts they plan to headline at Yankee Stadium and Comerica this September.
Representing their respective cities and teams, Jay-Z rocked his Joba-brimmed Yankees cap (natch) while Eminem wore a slick Tigers track jacket with the classic olde English "D" logo on the front.
But there was no question who the bigger and better-informed baseball fan was.
Whereas Jay-Z shared stories about singing "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys at the World Series, and he dropped some knowledge of Austin Jackson(notes), cohort Marshall Mathers had trouble articulating a coherent response to Rick Sutcliffe's fairly straightforward question.
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