Looks like we have another reason why baseball may be the most metal sport. The San Francisco Giants have declared May 3 “Metallica Night” at AT&T Park. Not only will members of Metallica be on hand to throw the first pitch at the Giants game against the L.A. Dodgers, but they’ll also be performing the national anthem.
Metallica issued the following statement and information regarding the event:
“We’re psyched to be teaming up with the World Series champs for the first ever Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday, May 3! When the Giants take on their arch-rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers, we’ll be on hand that night to kick off the game with the National Anthem and first pitch, joining the orange and black fanatics with Metallica vibes and shenanigans throughout the evening to cheer on the team for the first home Dodger game of the season.
Special event tickets for the game go on sale this Saturday morning, February 9, at 8:00 AM PST here: http://atmlb.com/XoA9Po. The special event ticket package includes a limited edition Metallica/Giants hat with a portion of the ticket sales donated to the Bill Graham Foundation, which strives to give grants in the area of music, the arts, and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our community. Met Club members should log in to the site and watch their e-mail for details about how they may purchase tickets to the game early.”
Granted, this isn’t the first time Metallica and MLB have been uttered in the same sentences. “Enter Sandman” has been used as Yankee player Mariano Rivera’s entrance music for some time now. Outside of baseball, though,fans may remember the time when Metallica performed a “surprise” tailgate show at the Oakland Raiders’ 2003 playoff game.
In case you so happen to be in the Bay area in May, tickets for the game go on sale tomorrow morning 8am PST online.