(Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune )
Ceremonial first pitches before a Major League Baseball game by a celebrity or honored fan aren’t expected to be perfect, but 50 Cent’s first pitch Tuesday night at Citi Field has been hailed as arguably the worst first pitch ever. The baseball veered far, far left of the intended target, the catcher behind home plate.
Another rap artist, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, will throw out the first pitch at the White Sox game Friday, May 30. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
The Sox are offering discounted tickets to fans of the hip hop artist for Friday night’s game. Chance the Rapper fans can enter the promotional code ‘CHANCE’ when searching for tickets. The discounted prices apply only to certain areas of the stadium.
Lower box seats are $25 ($15 off the regular price), outfield reserved seats are $12 ($10 off the regular price), bleacher seats are $10 ($10 off the regular price), and upper box seats are $10 (a $5 discount from the regular price).
The Sox play the San Diego Padres at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. The game is the first of a three-game series between the two teams.
The promotional code won’t be redeemed by the U.S. Cellular Field ticket windows or White Sox administrative offices, so fans have to order their tickets online before the game.
Chance the Rapper, aka Chancelor Bennett, is a 21 year-old is a hip hop artist originally from Chicago. He released his second mixtape, Acid Rap, in 2013.
Fans can find additional instructions on the promotion at whitesox.com.