The Black Keys just put local pizza places and hardware stores in Akron, Ohio to shame — cause the group just sponsored their own little league team in town … and hooked “em up with some pretty kick ass jerseys!
our sources has learned … Keys lead singer Dan Auerbach played for the West Akron Baseball League in Ohio as a kid … and jumped at the chance to sponsor a team for them when a board member asked if he was interested.
The WABL”s president says it only cost the group $300 to make it happen … and everyone on the team couldn”t have been happier with their involvement.
The best part — after the season was over … Auerbach, along with Keys drummer Patrick Carney, told the kids to send mail them their jerseys and they”ll autograph every single one.
Beats a participation trophy.