Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, October 22, 2011

ESPN: George Thorogood talks baseball, blues

George Thorogood is no Doug Sahm.

Who would you rather party with—the 1969 Mets or the 1986 Mets?

Oh, the ‘86 Mets. They’re closer in age to me. ... My idea of partying is sitting at a bar and nursing a beer for two hours and talking baseball. I did that in Pittsburgh once. I was with Ed Lynch and Keith Hernandez, and for about three hours we went through two beers and 50 years of baseball. That’s my idea of partying.

Keith Hernandez is great to talk to. He’s my favorite announcer. He’s articulate. He’s intellectual. He knows the game. He comes from a side that’s not a real jock side. He’s got a style, and I really enjoy his approach to the game. You know what Keith Hernandez once said? He said he couldn’t get interested in the game until his team was losing by about three runs. He didn’t think the game was interesting until then. Isn’t that amazing? That’s a champion. Joe Montana didn’t start playing [hard] until the fourth quarter, when his team was down by two touchdowns. Keith’s brain would wake up down by three runs. He’d say, “Now the game’s interesting to me. If we’re up 10-0, it doesn’t mean anything.” That’s a real gamer.

Do you have any baseball mementos or memorabilia?

All my memorabilia, and all my cherished things are in my heart and in my brain—although I do have a baseball cap that was autographed by both Joe DiMaggio and Willie Mays. That’s the only thing I got—only the two greatest players who ever played. (Laughs.) I don’t believe in collecting things. I’m fond of saying, “It’s not the things that touch your hands that matter, it’s the things that touch your heart.”

Repoz Posted: October 22, 2011 at 01:57 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, music

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: October 22, 2011 at 04:29 AM (#3971221)
they should've stayed the Delaware Destroyers...

and some Doug Sahm
   2. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: October 22, 2011 at 04:33 AM (#3971222)
...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Martin Hemner
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 25 September 2017: CC Sabathia won’t visit the White House if the Yankees win the World Series
(480 - 10:45am, Sep 26)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-26-2017
(2 - 10:43am, Sep 26)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogSilverman: Yankees-Red Sox Is Exactly What MLB Postseason Needs
(14 - 10:37am, Sep 26)
Last: Textbook Editor

Newsblog24 years ago, Nolan Ryan pitched in his final game - Houston Chronicle
(29 - 10:33am, Sep 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogThe case for Jose Altuve as the American League MVP, and a look at the rest of the contenders
(82 - 10:32am, Sep 26)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2508 - 10:25am, Sep 26)
Last: Der-K: downgraded to lurker

NewsblogFrancona ... points to Tomlin in rotation for ALDS
(15 - 10:25am, Sep 26)
Last: PreservedFish

Sox TherapyRoster Thoughts
(13 - 10:17am, Sep 26)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogThe Braves in 2018: Snitker could return, but much will change | Mark Bradley blog
(5 - 9:36am, Sep 26)
Last: Rickey! the first of his name

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Tampa Bay Rays
(30 - 9:36am, Sep 26)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogOlney: Derek Jeter must make impossible decision about Giancarlo Stanton's future - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN
(66 - 9:32am, Sep 26)
Last: Rickey! the first of his name

NewsblogOMNICHATTER is #blessed #justsaying #winning #nofilter, for September 25, 2017
(85 - 1:47am, Sep 26)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOT - August/September 2017 College Football thread
(259 - 11:36pm, Sep 25)
Last: cmd600

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(106 - 11:30pm, Sep 25)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogRobinson Cano hits 300th home run | MLB.com
(45 - 9:54pm, Sep 25)
Last: DanG

Page rendered in 0.1291 seconds
47 querie(s) executed