Macklemore threw out the first pitch in Seattle (and took a selfie)

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Macklemore threw out the ceremoninal first pitch before last night’s Mariners-Yankees game in Seattle and … well, a couple things:

First, he took not one but two selfies on the mound beforehand. And then he actually fired a pretty decent pitch to his catcher, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.

For some reason MLB.com hasn’t made the video emebeddable, but if you click on the picture you can watch it:

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I’m not even going to say anything about his haircut, because I’m an old man and no one cares what I think about haircuts. (Note: It’s a silly haircut.)

Will Middlebrooks carted off field with injury

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Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.

The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.