Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Roger Maris = Peter Frampton: The Canonical List of Baseball/Rock & Roll Equivalencies (Pt. 2)



Did you think we were done? Oh, no. We are not done.

The Byrds = Phil Niekro
New Riders of the Purple Sage = Joe Niekro
Grateful Dead = Charlie Hough
Little Feat = LaMarr Hoyt
Phish = Tim Wakefield
Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band = Luis Tiant
Jimi Hendrix = Roberto Clemente
Eric Clapton = Al Kaline
Shane MacGowan = Lenny Dykstra
John Cafferty = Mike Schmidt
The Beaver Brown Band = The Rest of the 1980 Phillies
Warren Zevon = Bill Lee
Jack McDowell = Jack McDowell
Men Without Hats = Mario Soto
The Toys = Dean Chance
The Trashmen = Bo Belinsky
The Standells = Norm Cash
The Association = Jim Lonborg
Spanky and Our Gang = Dick Hughes
Trini Lopez = Zoilo Versalles
Norman Greenbaum = Al Weis
Jonathan Richman = Jesse Orosco
Steve Forbert = Orel Hershiser
Redbone = Al Hrabosky
Candlebox = John Burkett
Smashing Pumpkins = Jimmy Key
Urge Overkill = John Cerutti
The Pursuit of Happiness = Todd Benzinger
Linkin Park = Albert Pujols
R.E.M. = Chipper Jones
Led Zeppelin = Frank Thomas
Pearl Jam = Jeff Bagwell
Stone Temple Pilots = Craig Biggio
Creed = Juan Gonzalez
Metallica = Mike Piazza
Jay-Z = Ken Griffey Jr.
Biggie Smalls = Mo Vaughn
Ol' Dirty Bastard = Kevin Mitchell
Tupac = Lyman Bostock
Johnny Ace = Herb Score
John Denver = Thurman Munson
Syd Barrett = Alex Johnson
Peter Green = Rogelio Moret
Rick Allen of Def Leppard = Pete Gray
Moulty = Jim Abbott
Ronnie James Dio = Fred Patek

6 comments:

Pike said...

I was definitely the Anissa Jones of my Little League.

Pike said...

Oh, don't look it up, anyone. She was Buffy on "Family Affair."

Savages.

T. Nawrocki said...

Like I don't know who Anissa Jones is. It is to laugh.

Who was your Johnny Whitaker?

Pike said...

Oddly, our Johnny Whitaker was Sebastian Cabot. My Little League team was troubling at best.

T. Nawrocki said...

Sebastian Cabot doesn't strike me as much of a ballplayer. Maybe as a catcher in the Smokey Burgess mold.

Pike said...

Oh, he was terrible. Though the older boys said he was quite the catcher. I never quite got why they'd say that, then laugh.