Lil Durk was a good sport despite throwing a bomb at his hometown’s baseball game this past weekend.
The Chicago MC had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Cubs vs. White Sox game at Wrigley Field on Sunday (Aug. 8). But it didn’t go as well as he planned. Wearing a Cubs jersey with “Smurk” on the back, Durk took the mound and threw the ball left of home plate. It bounced outside the batter’s box while the Cubs mascot Clark chased after it. The crowd let out a collective gasp, but Durk laughed it off.
#TheBIGSTV White Sox (66-46) v Cubs (52-60) @lildurk throws out the 1st pitch…was it worse than @50cent??? Davies v Cease in the finale…?in with @stayhumble & @TomlinDoesIt for the live game chat! #TheBIGS #ChangeTheGame #CubTogether #ItsUS pic.twitter.com/83goeUpFbP
— #TheBIGS (@itsthebigs) August 8, 2021
Hats off. pic.twitter.com/n7Flg7k9N5
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 8, 2021
Durk’s disastrous first pitch became a trending topic as social media clowned him.
Lil Durk throws out the first pitch at the Crosstown Classic game of the Cubs vs. the White Sox tonight in Chicago ?? pic.twitter.com/4ApvnJyMUv
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) August 9, 2021
However, Durk, who attended Sunday’s game with his kids, chose to ignore the criticism and focus on the positive. “The love I receive is undeniable fr,” he tweeted following the game.
The love I receive is undeniable fr ?
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) August 9, 2021
Y’all see @lildurk throw the first pitch at the baseball game? Just embarrassing ???
— Juh ?? (@Im_Jakar) August 9, 2021
Lil Durk isn’t the first hip-hop artist to show that the rap field is a better bet for himself than the baseball field. Back in 2014, 50 Cent threw a very wide left first pitch at a New York Mets game.