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Macklemore throws out first pitch at Mariners game, takes mound selfie

Mike Oz
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Seattle-bred rapper Macklemore got star treatment Thursday at the Seattle Mariners game — he was immortalized in bobblehead form and threw out the first pitch. He marked the occasion by taking a selfie on the pitcher's mound. How chic.

Macklemore is a legit Seattle sports fan. He's been reppin' his local teams in his rhymes long before he blew up in the hip-hop mainstream with his 2012 hit "Thrift Shop" and its follow-ups "Can't Hold Us" and "Same Love." The Seattle Seahawks adopted him as one of their own last football season too.

Here are the bobbleheads, doing their pre-game stretch:

Want proof that Macklemore's Mariners fandom is the real deal? He recorded and released a song called "My Oh My" that honored broadcast legend and former Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus after Niehaus died in 2010. As the songs says, he's been a fan since he was a kid. But Macklemore's professional relationship with the Mariners dates back to 2011, when he performed "My Oh My" on opening day.

And his first pitch? Well, it was much, much better than 50 Cent's, that's for sure. It made it to home plate. It wasn't a laser by any means, but Yoenis Cespedes taught us this week that rainbows are OK sometimes.

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