You may not have known this, but Rush
frontman Geddy Lee
is a longtime baseball fan and a huge supporter of Toronto Blue Jays. He can often be spotted behind the homeplate during the team's home matches at the Rogers Centre and is a proud owner of the Blue Jays season ticket.
And now, Lee was given the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch at their season opener on Tuesday, April 2 against the Cleveland Indians, marking the beginning of the team's 37th regular season. The frontman thinks we're in for a "fun season
" and believes the Blue Jays have a solid chance of winning the world series.
It looks like Lee is off to a good start this April, as he will also be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
with his Rush bandmates Alex Lifeson
and Neil Peart
on April 18 ceremony in LA's Nokia Theater.
Prog rock giants will be inducted by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl
who is also rumored
to perform with the band during the ceremony.
Apart from Rush, the list of this year's inductees includes blues icon Albert King
, Public Enemy
and Donna Summer
. The ceremony is also set for a broadcast on HBO on May 18.