Big Boi Joins Broadcast Booth For Atlanta Braves Game

Everyone loves a baseball promotion night. The history of promotions such as "One Dollar Hot Dog Night" and "Bobblehead Night" can be traced back to legendary sports owner Bill Veeck. Veeck began promotion nights during his stint as owner of the then-minor league Milwaukee Brewers in the 1940s. The tradition followed him throughout his long tenure of ownership across a number of major league teams.

Nowadays, promotions are incredibly common and the Atlanta Braves are no different. The Atlanta-based organization has had plenty of giveaways and events throughout this season so far. Furthermore, it's been a great season so far. At the time of writing, the Braves are 31-20 and lead the NL East by 4.5 games.

Big Boi Shines In Broadcast Debut

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Currently on a nine-game homestand, the Braves had a number of promotion games during that time. On May 25, at the start of a three-game series against the Phillies, the Braves hosted OutKast Night to celebrate the Atlanta rapper. This included giving away bobbleheads of the musician while also having Big Boi throw the first pitch. The night was designed to celebrate the vibrant musical culture of Atlanta. It's the only non-baseball giveaway that the Braves have on the schedule for this season.

However, that wasn't Big Boi's involvement in the night. After throwing out the first pitch, which he claimed he had torn his rotator cuff practicing for, the rapper headed up to the broadcast booth. He fitted in perfectly, adding some entertaining play-by-play commentary as the Braves took an 8-5 win. The hometown Braves took a win in a close game, with a 3-run bottom of the eighth breaking a 5-5 tie. Some of Big Boi's best moments came over the pitching of the Phillies' Aaron Nola. "He put both the mustard and mayo on that one," Big Boi said over a particularly nasty strike. Here's hoping he becomes a regular fixture at Truist Park in the coming seasons. Follow all the latest sports and music news here at HotNewHipHop.



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