Death Cab For Griffey: Gibbard and Co. Play Seattle's Opening Day


Last week when Rolling Stone debated who rocked baseball's Opening Day the best, we overlooked the fact that Seattle, the home of grunge and the Mariners, didn't hold their opening day festivities until yesterday. To celebrate their first game, the Mariners welcomed Washington State natives Death Cab For Cutie onto the field pregame to treat the crowd to two classic baseball tracks, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and a cover of John Fogerty's "Centerfield." Watch the performance above (via TwentyFourBit).

Bonus points to singer Ben Gibbard for busting out a Mariners cap with the old school triton logo — former Mariner Harold Reynolds would be proud. Gibbard also threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to "Play Ball!" and by all accounts his pitching mechanics were a lot better than those displayed by southpaw Barack Obama when the President tossed the first pitch at the Washington Nationals game last week. Below, check out Gibbard and Nick Harmer's pregame interview.

Bonus: Yesterday was also Opening Day for the Philadelphia Phillies, which gave the Phanatic an opportunity to dress up like Lady Gaga and harass the Washington Nationals' third base coach. Video below.

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