Gene Simmons of Kiss threw out the first pitch before yesterday's Mets-Dodgers game at Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles. By all accounts, he made a respectable showing of himself, as you can see for yourself in our extensive photo gallery of the event.

It's unclear whether Simmons was rooting for the hometown team, since he's lived in Los Angeles for years, or the victorious Mets, who arrived in Queens about five years after an eight-year old Simmons moved there from Israel in 1957.  Perhaps, the king of rock merchandising was investigating the possibility of purchasing the financially struggling team.

Regardless, it looks like he had a great time taking a break from the recording of Kiss' next album, which his bandmate Paul Stanley promises will leave 2009's 'Sonic Boom,' quote, "In the dust." Enjoy the pictures!