Who's on your Rock & Roll Fantasy Baseball Team?
8/16/2012 1:28:00 PM
Dan Epstein wrote such a great piece for Rolling Stone this week, I had to share some, although you can read the full thing here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/high-and-tight-rock-roll-fantasy-20120815#ixzz23jNPapZy
Rockers come in all shapes and sizes with a whole whack of different attitudes. If you could throw them into a Rock and Roll Fantasy Baseball team, who would pitch? Who would catch? Who could you depend on to play third when the bases are loaded?
Here's how Tom Morello answered to Rolling Stone:
Name: Tom Morello
Band: The Nightwatchman, Street Sweeper Social Club, Rage Against the Machine
Position: Guitar, Vocals
Kanye West, Jay-Z and Flo-Rida are my outfield of heavy hitters.
Rick Ross – first base. His resemblance to Big Papi is uncanny, and hopefully he'll have similar results at the plate.
Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme at second base, because he can actually play baseball.
Hayley Williams from Paramore – shortstop. She's small, she's fast. She will be my leadoff hitter.
Flea – third base. You can always count on Flea, and if his dedication to baseball is even 1/100th his dedication to music, he'll be spectacular.
Travis Barker – catcher. He'll call a smart game, and he'll throw everybody out at second.
My starting rotation:
Win Butler of Arcade Fire – He has the height to be dominant and the eye of the tiger in ping pong, which I'm pretty sure will translate to the mound.
Bruce Springsteen – Check out his splitter in the "Glory Days" video.
Snoop Dogg – He will baffle hitters with a smoked-out knuckleball release.
James Hetfield – He will certainly be an intimidating, Al Hrabosky-like presence on the mound.
Lady Gaga will be my closer, because she'll scare the shit out of any batter unlucky enough to come up in the 9th inning.
My manager will be Chuck D, because everyone should do what he says anyway, on the field and off. And my bench coach will be Carlos Santana, who will bring a soothing Zen-like presence to the clubhouse, and he can also wail a Latin-tinged National Anthem before every game to set the tone for our World Series push.