On Sunday night (April 4), spring officially arrived in the form of baseball. The 2010 Major League Baseball season kicked off in Boston with one of the game’s most storied rivalries. In the first game of the season, the Boston Red Sox topped the New York Yankees by a score of 9-7 in a match-up that was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel (Boston sent ace Josh Beckett to the mound, while the Yanks countered with their own powerhouse CC Sabathia) but ended up becoming a shootout.
There were a number of musical cameos at last night’s game, as Keri Hilson performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Neil Diamond showed up during the eighth inning to lead the fans in singing his hit “Sweet Caroline” (an inexplicable Fenway Park tradition) and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler belted out “God Bless America.” Though he didn’t perform in any capacity, Dr. Dre also made an appearance at the game, sporting his new Red Sox-centric versions of his high-end Beats by Dre headphones. Dre attended the game with Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine and Cleveland Cavaliers sueprstar LeBron James (the Cavs fell to the Celtics earlier in the day). Dre also got to hang out on the field and take a little batting practice before the first pitch, electing to spend the rest of the game in a luxury box. The new headphones come in Red Sox colors, feature the team’s logo and sell for $400.
It was a big weekend for Dr. Dre news, as there are rumors spreading across the Internet that his long-awaited album Detox may finally be ready for public consumption. At the very least, we can expect a new collaboration with Jay-Z — a song called “Under Pressure” sooner rather than later.
Will you be picking up the Red Sox Beats by Dre headphones? Let us know in the comments!