Oh baby, Julian Casablancas feels so up and he knows why: The Strokes frontman and Mets fanatic (this guy earnestly snuck a rock opus called “Ode to the Mets” onto the band’s newest album) threw out the first pitch at Monday’s game at Citi Field, where he donned a Darryl Strawberry jersey, bandana, and Mr. Met–inspired suspenders for the occasion. (“Baseball fashion,” he declared in a post-pitch interview.) The throw went well enough; great form! Curveball alert! But the real fun occurred when Casablancas indulged a sideline reporter with an interview afterwards, when he yelled, “Oh, whoopsie!” as a Mets outfielder committed an error. “I didn’t actually compute that people are actually watching a baseball game,” he joked. “They probably don’t wanna hear my b.s.”
We’ll leave you with this very real stanza from “Ode to the Mets”:
The only thing that’s left is us
So pardon the silence that you’re hearing
Is turnin’ into a deafening
Painful, shameful roar
The true fans will understand.