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Shaggy Throws Out First Pitch At Toronto Blue Jays Game

June 29th, 2024

Dancehall superstar Shaggy took the mound before Friday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The It Wasn’t Me singer tossed out the ceremonial first pitch, wearing a customized Blue Jays home jersey with a “1” on the back alongside his name.

Although Shaggy managed to get the ball to home plate, he confessed a preference for cricket over baseball.

Shaggy throws out first pitch

“I’m more of a cricket guy, that’s the only thing I’ll throw. So I got to figure out how to throw this ball,” he told MLB.

“I had like a quick practice, but I have been going since 6:00 am with all the press, so I haven’t had a chance to focus on it. Fingers crossed.”

The Yankees dominated the game, winning 16-5 against the Blue Jays.

Reflecting on his hit Mr. Boombastic, celebrating its upcoming 30th anniversary, Shaggy mused on its enduring popularity.

“You know, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.  It just gets bigger and bigger.   It just went over a billion in streams, which is different because it sold so much before and then became a billion streams afterward,” he said. “I’ve heard it everywhere, man.  All around the world.”

Added Shaggy: “It’s the identify of Shaggy.  When you think of Shaggy it’s like Mr. Boombastic, and it’s a record I just, you know, those songs are magic.  You don’t know what they’re going to do or how to do it, but you know when you do that there’s something special and you just got to hold on to the coat tail and run with it.”

Shaggy and American R&B group 112 will perform at The Bowl at Sobey’s Stadium in Toronto on Saturday.

“From what I’ve been told it’s pretty lovely venue there with 112 tomorrow, and I think the audience is just gonna come…we have songs that are soundtracks of lot of people’s lives over three decades, so we’re just gonna play them and make that place rock,” Shaggy said.

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