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Matisyahu at the Bat

The Hasidic MC steps up to the plate and rocks some pitches at the Bonnaroo festival's batting cages.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // July 5, 2006

We couldn’t help but publish this amazing shot of Matisyahu, the original Hasidic MC, taking swings in the batting cages at last month’s Bonnaroo festival — check below for a full-size shot. Artists performing at the fest got the chance to compete for prizes in the Major League Baseball-sponsored activity.

While Matisyahu did smack the ball around, three other performers — Phil Pollard from Band of Humans, Vinnie Amico from moe., and Jeremy Plog from Jackie Greene — each connected on a perfect 15 of 15 pitches. The tiebreaker? Each winner made a prediction on which MLB team would record the most wins in July. Phil and Vinnie picked the New York Mets (with Phil predicting 19 wins to Vinnie’s 17), and Jeremy going with the Los Angeles Dodgers and a prediction of 18 wins.

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