The Black Keys — Sponsoring Little Leaguers … With BAD ASS Jerseys!

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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.