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The Bald And The Beautiful

Eddie Vedder delivered the lineup card to the Umpires

By Tim Sheridan
Photography By John Antonoff
March 3, 2019

The Innings Music Festival is going on this weekend in Tempe and a fine musical lineup it is, headlined tonight by Eddie Vedder. As most of you know Vedder is a huge Cubs fan, so it was no surprise to see him at Sloan Park yesterday. Eddie delivered the lineup card to the Umpires yesterday before the Cubs took on the Brewers.

From high in my P.A. perch, aided by powerful binoculars, I could see Eddie on the end of the Cubs dugout. He checked out many of the players bats and held one in his hands for at least a couple innings. Eddie was kibitzing with various Cubs players throughout the game including Cole Hamels and former Cubs ace Rick Sutcliffe.

Eddie Vedder checking the lumber

Yesterday was also Joe Maddon’s Respect Bald event, an annual hair cutting party to raise funds in support of pediatric cancer initiatives.

Oh yes, the game. Not one to write home about, the Cubs lost to the Brewers 7-4. As is common this time of year, the contest was decided after the starters left the game, with 9 of the 11 runs scored from the bottom of the 5th inning on.

Cubs take on the White Sox today at Sloan Park, should be a fun one!

Lineup deliverer
Eddie chats with the Skipper
Would love to hear this story!
Ben Zobrist about to be buzzed
Ryan Court probably unsure of the end results
A finished product in the shaved Schwarb
Jared Young with a single
Baez and Coach Franklin Font
Descalso on the turn at 2nd
Lester got the start, allowed 2 runs in three innings
NR Invitee Trent Giambrone goes yard
Zobrist strokes a double
NR Invitee Charcer Burks pregame
Baez play at second
Top Prospect Miguel Amaya gets great contact
Addison Russell pregame BP

 

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