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Julian Casablancas Of The Strokes Throws The First Pitch At A New York Mets Game

Julian Casablancas of the Strokes demonstrated his baseball talents yesterday (July 26) by throwing out the first pitch at the New York Mets’ game versus the Atlanta Braves.
The singer demonstrated his abilities at the opening of the game, though Strokes fans were concerned when the game’s broadcaster incorrectly referred to Casablancas as the band’s “former” lead singer.
Julian Casablancas’ representative has since clarified that the remark was made in error.
During a mid-game interview, Casablancas reflected on his first Mets game as a child, which he attended with future bandmate Nikolai Fracture in the mid-1980s.
“I didn’t realize people were actually watching a baseball game, so they definitely don’t want to hear my B.S,” Casablancas said later.
Apart from baseball, Casablancas also demonstrated his love for football, or soccer, earlier this month.
In England’s crucial Euro 2020 semi-final victory against Denmark, he controversially accused Raheem Sterling of diving to secure a penalty.
In a commercial promoting New York mayoral candidate Maya Wiley last month, The Strokes also premiered a new song called “Beginning Again.”
The band has been outspoken in their support for Wiley, who is running for mayor of New York for the first time.
They had a fundraiser livestream in May, followed by an in-person concert for Wiley earlier this month.
Casablancas collaborated on the new single alongside Gregg Alexander of the New Radicals, who also co-produced it with David Kahne.
“In an era when voting suppression and mega-donors are eroding democracy, it’s critical to remember that New York City is much too vital to risk entrusting the reins of America’s most diverse metropolis to the same kind of party machine that ruled the city for the majority of the twentieth century.”
In a joint statement, Casablancas and Alexander described the situation as “one of Brooklyn clubhouse politics, large real-estate money, and reciprocal back-scratching.”
“It’s past time we elected Maya as the city’s first female mayor to improve our collective futures.”

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