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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jack White set to toss first pitch

In the day off between playing a pair of concerts in his hometown, Detroit native Jack White was scheduled to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday’s game, but according to reports, was rebuffed in a request to have Miguel Cabrera stand in the batter’s box when he did so.

“I don’t really have a feeling either way on it,” manager Brad Ausmus said of the request.

“Depends on how hard he’s going to throw the ball. If he throws 95 (mph), then I don’t want Miggy standing there, but we might want to sign him.”

It took a minute for Ausmus to even register who the celebrity hurler was.

“Oh, White Stripes? ... I only know one song by the White Stripes, ‘Seven Nation Army,’” Ausmus said, tongue-in-cheek calling himself a “big fan. I do have that song on my iPhone.”


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