The crowd had a laugh at Durkio’s throw which went wide left out of the batter’s box and out of the reach of the mascot playing catcher.
Lil Durk rocked a customized Cubs jersey with his nickname “Smurk” across the top and No. 64 to represent his neighborhood on the Southside. He also had his kids with him taking the mound which made for a wholesome moment.
Hats off. pic.twitter.com/n7Flg7k9N5
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 8, 2021
“Durk’s first pitch [laughing emoji] I ain’t even athletic like that but that man was a terrible throw,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Durk’s first pitch ? I ain’t even athletic like that but that man was a terrible throw
— Swaed (@swaedev) August 9, 2021
Barstool Sports joked, “Angel Hernandez called Lil Durk’s 1st pitch a strike.”
Angel Hernandez called Lil Durk’s 1st pitch a strike pic.twitter.com/zVYANuchQN
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 9, 2021
Following Lil Durk’s disappointing start to the night, it was only continued by the Cubs who gave up five runs in the first inning and went on to drop the contest by a score of 9-3. Durk seemed to brush off the poor pitching performance with ease and enjoyed his evening at Wrigley Field.
“The love I receive is undeniable fr,” he wrote.
The love I receive is undeniable fr ?
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) August 9, 2021
Check out some more reactions to the pitch below.
Taking it back to the replays to analyze that shity throw pic.twitter.com/MSX6selLUO
— CA (@caguilar016) August 9, 2021
— Dana DeBenedictis ? (@DeBenedictis4) August 9, 2021
lmfao did y’all see Durk throw out the first pitch at the Cubs game?
— joey sosa (@Ammmmari) August 9, 2021
— Richy Rich (@ElChapo312) August 9, 2021
Tryna see why durk was in a Cubs Jersey and he from out south ?still my boy though
— Tierra.V (@alleyeson_tv) August 9, 2021
A blind kid threw better, not even joking https://t.co/454624YUBB
— jake? (@JakeFletcher_) August 9, 2021
— DTB 4L (@nolimitvic38) August 9, 2021
— migs (@migs_w_attitude) August 9, 2021