Well, here’s a different comeback pitch…
“The Flash” star Ezra Miller made a surprise appearance with rapper Matisyahu for Jewish Heritage Day at Citi Field over the weekend, when the pair threw out a ball — and it was made of matzo.
A source told us of Miller, “They announced, ‘Please join Grammy nominated Jewish rapper Matisyahu and his friend Ezra Miller as they throw, for the time in major league baseball history, the opening matzo ball pitch!”
We hear that the rapper tossed the edible ball, while Miller player catcher and general manager of the proceedings.
The star seemingly wore a yarmulke on top of a Mets hat.
Video obtained by Page Six showed Miller selecting the right matzo ball behind-the-scenes at the stadium to throw out, and also showing off the ball on the field.
A source told us that Miller used a family recipe for the matzo ball, and that the performer, “adjusted the recipe — more flour and a denser ball — it was one of his proudest days.”
We hear that Miller has also been touring with Matisyahu, and social media clips show the star popping up on stage with the rapper at gigs to play percussion.
One fan tweeted of the scene, “The Mets are going all-out for Jewish Heritage Day at Citi Field. Matisyahu threw a ceremonial first pitch and performed live between innings. Ike Davis, Ty Kelly, Art Shamsky and Josh Satin were recognized on a scoreboard feature. The organist even played “The Chanukah Song.”
It was a lighter moment for the troubled star, Miller, who recently had a temporary harassment order lifted in Massachusetts, after facing allegations of harassing a 12-year-old, which Miller adamantly denied.
The superhero star previously posted on social media when the order was lifted in July, “I’m encouraged by today’s outcome and very grateful at this moment to everyone who has stood beside me and sought to ensure that this egregious misuse of the protective order system was halted… I have been unjustly and directly targeted.”
No criminal charges were ever filed against Miller.
The star was also involved in a string of odd scrapes with the law in 2022, including being subject of 10 911 calls in the span of 30 days in Hawaii.
The “Fantastic Beasts” star shared they would be seeking mental health treatment.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller told Variety in August 2022 via a statement. “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”