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High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts Sound Off

From Babe Ruth’s one-man brothel soirees to Dock Ellis’s LSD-assisted no-hitter, there’s always been something undeniably "rock & roll" lurking beneath baseball’s strait-laced surface. With Rolling Stone's High and Tight, we take a weekly look at the game – its history, its characters and its latest news – through the rock & roll lens, with help from our expert panel of musically inclined seamheads. Guaranteed to be more entertaining than a date with Bud Selig, or your money back! Scroll through to meet our rock & roll baseball experts.

By Dan Epstein

Joe Pernice

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Joe Pernice

Name: Joe Pernice
Band: Pernice Brothers
Position: Vocals, Guitar
Team: Boston Red Sox

Walk-Up Song: "If I was called upon to hold a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, I’d like to slowly cross the outfield to the masterpiece that is 'You're on Your Own Again' by Scott Walker."

Fun Fact: In 2004, Joe wrote and recorded a song called "Moonshot Manny (Pega Luna)" in tribute to nine-time Silver Slugger Manny Ramirez.

Link: http://www.pernicebrothers.com/

 

High and Tight Contributions
• Opening Day Memories
Commissioner for a Day
Best Baseball Movies of All Time
Uniforms – Good, Bad and Fugly
Best and Worst Big League Stadiums
Biggest Ballpark Brawls
Balls to the (Outfield) Wall

Steve Wynn

Steve Wynn

Name: Steve Wynn
Band: The Baseball Project
Position: Vocals, Guitar
Team: New York Yankees

Walk-Up Song: "The Closer" by The Baseball Project. "It would get me fired up to hear our own tale of the badass bullpen specialist, evoking the likes of Al Hrabosky, Mike Marshall and Goose Gossage. Charity begins at home plate."

Fun Fact: Steve shares a birthday (February 21st) with All-Star players Alan Trammell and Jack Billingham.

 

Link: http://thebaseballproject.net/

High and Tight Contributions
• Opening Day Memories
Commissioner for a Day
Best Baseball Movies of All Time
Uniforms – Good, Bad and Fugly
Best and Worst Big League Stadiums
Biggest Ballpark Brawls
Balls to the (Outfield) Wall

Pete Yorn

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Pete Yorn

Name: Pete Yorn
Position: Vocals, Guitar

Walk-Up Song: "Looks That Kill" by Motley Crue. "It has nothing to do with baseball, but that song rips."

Fun Fact: Pete shares a birthday (July 27th) with baseball greats Rube Walberg, Leo Durocher and Alex Rodriguez.

Link: http://www.peteyorn.com/

 

High and Tight Contributions
• Opening Day Memories
Commissioner for a Day
Best Baseball Movies of All Time
Uniforms – Good, Bad and Fugly
Best and Worst Big League Stadiums
Biggest Ballpark Brawls
Balls to the (Outfield) Wall

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Dan Epstein

Name: Dan Epstein

Position: Journalist, Author

Team: Chicago Cubs

Walk-Up Song: "Slow Ride" by Foghat

Fun Fact: Dan is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s, which will be available in paperback from Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press this June.

Links: http://www.bighairplasticgrass.com/
http://www.lavieenrobe.com

 

High and Tight Contributions
• Opening Day Memories
Commissioner for a Day
Best Baseball Movies of All Time
Uniforms – Good, Bad and Fugly
Best and Worst Big League Stadiums
Biggest Ballpark Brawls
Balls to the (Outfield) Wall

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