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Cleveland rocks

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Most days, the last player to show up in the clubhouse is the starting pitcher. On the days they pitch, starters have their own schedules.

Part of Dustin Moseley’s pregame schedule this afternoon included bumping into me at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I could quite literally have spent half my day in that place. Maybe all day if my friend Jonathan were with me. But given tonight’s game and the trade deadline, I limited myself to no more than two hours. It was enough time to see Robbie Roberton’s hand-written lyrics to The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and John Lennon’s original lyrics to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, so I left happy.

As for Moseley, he and I talked about people we know who are much better guitar players than we are — his brother, my friend John — then we went our separate ways.

Moseley walked off along a semi-chronological exhibit about the different genres of popular music. As he was walking through the crowd, a huge group of Yankee fans in t-shirts and hats stood talking about the start of Motown, completely oblivious to the fact tonight’s Yankees starter was standing two feet behind them, looking over their heads at the pictures and old records on the wall.

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65 Responses to “Cleveland rocks”

  1. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Chad just thumped down some serious anecdotalling

  2. bisonthrow July 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    There is no way i would have recognized him when walking through the HoF.

  3. MTU July 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Good luck tonite Dustin.

    Rock their world. So to speak. :)

  4. JM July 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Great stuff, Chad! Love the Rock Hall, was there last in November….

  5. CountryClub July 29th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Good post, Chad.

    Put more of yourself into the blog. Some people will b*tch, but more will appreciate it.

  6. CountryClub July 29th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Good stuff, Chad.

    Put more of yourself into the blog. Some people will complain, but more will appreciate it.

  7. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    So what is everyone’s take on Oswalt going to the Phillies. I was talking with a friend of mine who is a Phillie fan and he doesn’t like the deal at all. Your Thoughts?

  8. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Chad -

    How cool is that? At least you recognized him. :)

    Isn’t that place amazing?! You could get lost in there. I am impressed that you were able to tear yourself away, and not say, well, just one more exhibit!

  9. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    What a pity. Porcello has pitched his best game of yje year and he’ll get a loss because of a butchered play by Cabrera.

  10. CountryClub July 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels make a pretty rough 1 – 3. Of course, they have to make it to the playoffs first.

  11. MTU July 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Off topic:

    Looks like Buck Schowalter is back in the saddle.

    He’s been hired to be the new O’s Manager.

  12. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Country Club -

    They can call that trio: H2O! :)

  13. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    A lot of balks being called this year it seems. Two alone in the game at St. Pete

  14. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    GB7-

    Sorry about that. I saw GreenBeret7 and Wave Your Hat and thought you were responding to me, which I did think was odd since you seemed to get it this morning.

    Then again, you ARE pretty old, so I thought you might have been having a senior moment.

    As to Ross High Horse, typical of a grammarian to miss the point. Ross HH probably wouldn’t have approved of Dizzy Dean, either.

  15. Pat M. July 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Speaking of Rock & Roll….Did anyone watch McCartney at The White House last night ??? He co-wrote or wrote 200 songs that made the Billboard charts that stayed on the charts for a combined 32 years ……Incredible…..Beyond iconic…..Great show & I thinkit’s on PBS tonight……Pool time…..

  16. MTU July 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    GB-

    It would have been nice if the Striped Ones could have taken at least 1 game from the Rays.

    Guess that was just too much to ask. :(

  17. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    If someone could explain to me the purpose of criticizing him or insisting that Cashman do this or that I would LOVE to know.

    What end does this serve? What is your purpose in life lohud commenters?

    The real thing people on here NEED to realize is that Cashman KNOWS what is at stake for him and his family.

  18. YankeeBlue222 July 29th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    GTL (minus the “U” in respect to tonight’s Season 2 opener of “Jersey Shore”)

    SS-Jeter
    RF-Swisher
    1B-Tex
    DH-ARod
    2B-Cano
    CF-Granderson
    C-Cervelli
    RF-Curtis
    LF-Gardner

    Thanks!

  19. m July 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    What’s more surprising, that Chad recognized Dustin? Or that Dustin recognized Chad?

    Just kidding, Chad! Great story. It’s a good thing that the fans didn’t recognize him. Yankee fans are kinda crazy. ;)

  20. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    GB7-

    Sorry about that. I saw GreenBeret7 and Wave Your Hat and thought you were responding to me, which I did think was odd since you seemed to get it this morning.

    Then again, you ARE pretty old, so I thought you might have been having a senior moment.

    As to Ross High Horse, typical of a grammarian to miss the point. Ross HH probably wouldn’t have approved of Dizzy Dean, either.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I always thought that it was rather stupid to correct spelling and grammar on a sports board. If that’s somebody’s idea of a life, go open a English repair shop at the mall.

    as Ol’ diz said, “There’s a lot of people out there that ain’t sayin’ ain’t that ain’t eatin’.”

  21. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    Source: Oswalt has OKed deal, Happ and Gose part of package
    Roy Oswalt has approved a trade to the Phillies, a baseball source confirmed, but the Astros are still waiting to hear back from the Phillies on completing a deal.

    The source said lefthanded pitcher J.A. Happ and Anthony Gose are a part of the package the Phillies would send to Houston. That is not the complete package, the source said.

    More to come…

    http://www.philly.com/philly/b.....ckage.html

  22. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Why do the Rays continue to wear those ugly socks. They are horrendous looking. Not really looking forward to all the cow bells this weekend. Ugh!

  23. Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Off topic, but where the hell did Joaquin Benoit come from? Guy didn’t even pitch in 2009 and he’s suddenly made the Rays bullpen even more legit, replacing Wheeler as the EIG. 35 innings pitched, 51 strikouts and only 20 baserunners allowed. Bumps Wheeler, Balfour, Choate and all to the 6th/7th innings. Pretty shrewd pickup by the Rays.

  24. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    MTU July 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    GB-

    It would have been nice if the Striped Ones could have taken at least 1 game from the Rays.

    Guess that was just too much to ask.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yep, and there’s another one. 4-2 Tampa and two busted plays at first scores 3 runs. Cabrera drives in a lot of runs, but, he lets in a lot, too. add in his 3 strikeouts in 3 at bats today.

    As Casey Stengel once said, “I got me a first baseman what drives in 2 runs and lets in 3. Can’t win doin’ that.”

  25. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    GB7 -

    People discuss their pet peeves here a lot. And Ross isn’t the first to talk about the state of the world of grammar. It just make a person shake their head sometimes when people who are we think are educated (based on their jobs) are too lazy to speak well.

    And he wasn’t even correcting anyone.

    When I started posting here, I did correct people. After a time, I realized it was better not to, but I have the same pet peeve I’ve always had.

    Typos and mis-spellings are one thing, but I have to say, there’s some language usage out there that makes me want to pull my hair out. Did you ever get an email from someone written in text speak? While I was happy the person responded to my email, I couldn’t help but think – gee, she couldn’t take the time to spell out a total of 10 words? :shrug:

  26. Katie6542 July 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Great story Chad and good luck to Dustin tonight!

  27. upstate kate July 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    ok here is the way I see it…by the law of averages the Rays are due to have a losing streak just as the Yankees come to town…the Tigers are due to have a winning streak just as they host the red sox…so its all good :)

  28. Erin July 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Chad-I’m jealous I LOVE the Rock and Roll HOF.

  29. Apple byte July 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Pity Buck Showalter with a goof like Peter Angelos lurking in the shadows. If left alone and given talent by MacPhail, the Orioles could get back to respectability within a few years.

  30. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    RocK n Roll HOF was much better than I expected.

    I liked Elvis’s purple Lincoln Continental. And the Roger Waters exhibit where he kind of explains his motivation for writing “The Wall”

  31. Erin July 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Pat M. July 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Speaking of Rock & Roll….Did anyone watch McCartney at The White House last night ??? He co-wrote or wrote 200 songs that made the Billboard charts that stayed on the charts for a combined 32 years ……Incredible…..Beyond iconic…..Great show & I thinkit’s on PBS tonight……Pool time…..

    *****************************
    Pat M-I recorded it last night, I can’t wait to watch it. :)

  32. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    GB7 -

    People discuss their pet peeves here a lot. And Ross isn’t the first to talk about the state of the world of grammar. It just make a person shake their head sometimes when people who are we think are educated (based on their jobs) are too lazy to speak well.

    And he wasn’t even correcting anyone.

    When I started posting here, I did correct people. After a time, I realized it was better not to, but I have the same pet peeve I’ve always had.

    Typos and mis-spellings are one thing, but I have to say, there’s some language usage out there that makes me want to pull my hair out. Did you ever get an email from someone written in text speak? While I was happy the person responded to my email, I couldn’t help but think – gee, she couldn’t take the time to spell out a total of 10 words? :shrug:

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Doreen, I agree that the USA tends to butcher the English language, but, I don’t need it corrected on a sports board. Dealing with Matt and the trolls is bad enough.

  33. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    upstate kate -

    That’s exactly how I’m looking at it.

    Bronx Jeers -

    The only thing I didn’t like about the RRHOF was that outside of the lobby area, no picture taking was allowed. Oh, well.

  34. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Kate,

    That sounds good to me.

  35. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    GB7 -

    True, Matt leaves me feeling battered, too. ;)

  36. 3rd gen yankee fan July 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    The RnRHoF sounds cool. Too bad I’ll never go there because they won’t even consider inducting Rush, a band who’s had a much bigger influence on ROCK music than Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, or Prince.

  37. Apple byte July 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Rays over Tigers 4-2. Looking for the Yankees to take 2 of 3 in St. Pete to get the Rays back to reality.

  38. Disco July 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    If the Phillies buy out Oswalt, can still offer him arb and try to get picks?

  39. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Doreen-

    We were having fun with Sarah Palin’s vocabulary. That was the “I heard it on TV” reference, not that we think everything on TV is correct. I think Ross HH was trying too hard to make a point. Or perhaps Ross HH was too subtle for me.

    I hope he (or she) doesn’t try to refudiate this comment, as I’m beginning to regret the original joke. Although I thought it played well for a while.

  40. tampayank July 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Big division series this weekend at the Juice Box

  41. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    For those that didn’t see Pettitte last night, it wasn’t bad. I’m now waiting for him to break out his knuckle ball.

  42. 3rd gen yankee fan July 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    No pics at the RnRHoF? Isn’t history something that belongs to all of us? Even the Louvre allows photos without flash so… nvm I’m gettin all riled.

  43. Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    “Cabrera drives in a lot of runs, but, he lets in a lot, too. add in his 3 strikeouts in 3 at bats today”

    3rd day in a row Maddon gave Cabrera an intentional pass with 1st base occupied to load the bases.

    He went 3 for 3. Maddon, that is.

  44. Patrick from CT July 29th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    tampayank July 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Big division series this weekend at the Juice Box
    ==================================
    You got that right!
    Win tonight and take 2 of 3 over the weekend…

  45. Disco July 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    “Cabrera drives in a lot of runs, but, he lets in a lot, too. add in his 3 strikeouts in 3 at bats today”

    3rd day in a row Maddon gave Cabrera an intentional pass with 1st base occupied to load the bases.
    —————————————————————————————————————–
    Real dumb move by Maddon. That’s never the right call. You never IBB someone if it causes the leader run to advance. It may or may not have worked out, but that is just dumb.

  46. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The RnRHoF sounds cool. Too bad I’ll never go there because they won’t even consider inducting Rush, a band who’s had a much bigger influence on ROCK music than Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, or Prince.

    ——————————————————————————————–

    I used to feel the same way about Foghat. :wink:

  47. upstate kate July 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Maddon comes up w/ some interesting ideas sometimes, the extreme shift he puts on Tex comes to mind. More often than not it seems to work out for him. Sometimes I think he comes up w/ off the wall ideas just to be thought of as unconventional.

  48. justinxdance27 July 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Teixeira
    DH Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    C Posada
    CF Granderson
    LF Gardner
    3B Pena

    Thanks Doreen!

  49. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Any chance the Yankees get tonight where Choo is in a position to hurt the yankees, they need to walk him tonight.

    The two Tampa players they have trouble controlling this year are Pena and Zobrist.

  50. JM July 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Hope the Rays don’t have vuvuzela night again while the Yanks are in town. The cowbells are bad enough.

  51. Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Disco:

    The book says don’t do it, but in a tight game, I don’t blame Maddon for taking his chances with a struggling rookie (Boesch) rather than doing so with the best right handed hitter in the AL.

  52. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    WYH -

    I understand. Maybe he just walked into the conversation late? I do that all the time and miss things.

    Anyway…

    How ABOUT those Yankees? :)

  53. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    hahahaha….

    http://tinyurl.com/3xta49r

    espn goof up switching back to the met game

    i souldn’t post the actual url because its got a “poopy” word in it… lol

  54. upstate kate July 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    JM
    I think that was the Marlins

  55. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Since May 7th of 2009 (including the PS) the Yankees are 164-84 over 248 games.

    That’s a .661 winning percentage.

    And it’s not only what they’ve done, but how they’ve done it. In that 248 game stretch, they have yet to lose 4 games in a row.

    Let me reiterate, the Yankees haven’t had a 4 game losing streak in 248 games. And they’ve lost 3 games in a row just 8 times over that stretch.

    If you’re expecting any great variation of those results over the next 2 months, you’re just a worrier, plain and simple.

  56. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    hahahaha….

    http://tinyurl.com/3xta49r

    espn goof up switching back to the met game

    i souldn’t post the actual url because its got a “bad” word in it… lol

  57. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    3rd gen fan -

    Most if not all of the artists represented in the Louvre are dead. I think it’s possible the inductees don’t want the stuff they donated to be represented in ways other than they want them to be. If I take pictures, I can pretty much do what I want with them. I don’t know for sure, but that’s my guess as to the reasoning.

    Anyway – there’s some “artists” represented in the RnRHoF that I definitely scratch my head at, and some who aren’t in who seem deserving. But life’s too short to not enjoy the parts of the HoF that would interest you.

    It’s really, really, cool.

  58. MTU July 29th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Kate-

    I think Scisocia and Maddon both like a lot of whine with their cheese.

    Actually, I take great pleasure in in seeing either one of them upset.

    They are both quite funny to watch when angry.

    I get a real kick out of it.

    Maybe the Yankees will oblige me by beating the tar out of the Rays.

    I hope it doesn’t upset your Mother too much though. :)

  59. tampayank July 29th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    will Lebron have another appearance tonight in Cleveland?

    http://a.espncdn.com/photo/201.....y1_300.jpg

  60. JM July 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    #upstate kate July 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    JM
    I think that was the Marlins

    ________________

    Kate, I think so, too. It was just a lame attempt at a joke. :)

  61. Giuseppe Franco July 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Interesting stuff, Stuckey.

  62. YankeeBlue222 July 29th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    JM July 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Hope the Rays don’t have vuvuzela night again while the Yanks are in town. The cowbells are bad enough.
    ______________________

    JM, they give out these horns that can be just as annoying.

    Back in April, I had this kid sitting behind me that kept blowing them in my ear the entire game while his mother laughed.

    I probably would have snapped if I wasn’t in the process of watching CC throw a gem :)

  63. RayVT July 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    SS Derek Jeter
    RF Nick Swisher
    1B Mark Teixeira
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    2B Robinson Cano
    DH Jorge Posada
    CF Curtis Granderson
    C Francisco Cervelli
    LF Brett Gardner

  64. hardwired7 July 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down will now be in my head for days, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    Great post.

  65. cs in la July 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Chad, great post, thanks. It’s cool to hear the insider-stuff that goes on off the field or in the clubhouse.

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