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The Black Keys

Sponsoring Little Leaguers

With BAD ASS Jerseys!

7/6/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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! 

Keys drummer Patrick Carney tells TMZ ... he used to play for the West Akron Baseball League in Ohio decades ago with his childhood best friend. So when his BF asked him to sponsor his lil bro's team this year, he jumped at the chance to give back.

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 ... Patrick and keys band mate Dan Auerbach told the kids to send mail them their jerseys and they'll autograph every single one. 

Beats a participation trophy.

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12 COMMENTS

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1.

Phreaky    

Love the Black Keys. So cool they are doing something fun like this with kids.

287 days ago
2.

DTD    

5 comments, well 6 now and 4 of them spam.

287 days ago
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Azi    

I think it is admirable that The Black Keys are helping to support this team & league. However, those aren't jerseys, they're silk-screen t-shirts.

287 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

What The Black Keys is admirable, but . . . they paid $300 for some Printed T-shirts and Hats to them that is chump change. To a mom and pop Pizza place being killed by Domino's and Papa John or a hardware store going under from WalMart and Home Depot, that's a decent chunk of money.
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So Bravo Mom and Pop, don't listen to these elitist, clueless copywriting drones.

287 days ago
5.

StevenB    

Um, I'm missing the 'kick ass' part. Those look exactly like the cheap t-shirts I wore for little league in the 1970's.

287 days ago
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Beer for thought    

Who doesn't love the Black Keys!? By far the best music around these days, and the guys are awesome.

286 days ago
7.

Areader    

TMZ, you can be such drama queens at times. They did not put other teams to shame! A simple google image search of the West Akron Baseball League in Ohio will prove that!

286 days ago
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Six Million Dollar Man    

Never heard of the Black Keys, maybe they mean the Black-Eyed Peas, typo on the jerseys! Hahahahaha!

286 days ago
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slp    

T-shirts are not jerseys.

286 days ago
10.

Kelly Kasallis     

LOVE THE BLACK KEYS!!!!! I think this is great that they are helping these kids out!!!! Very cool!!!!

285 days ago
11.

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i like the jerseys, it is very fashion and provide the cheap price for you.
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247 days ago

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