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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meet the Angels’ bullpen coach who doubles as a punk-rock star in the offseason | For The Win

The pursuits may seem inherently contradictory to just about everyone but Los Angeles Angels bullpen coach Scott Radinsky. Perhaps the only person in history who has both struck out Ken Griffey Jr. and opened for Green Day, Radinsky spent the 1990s pitching as a high-energy lefty reliever in Major League bullpens and spent his offseasons — still spends his offseasons — touring as a frontman for a series of Southern California-based punk outfits, first as a founding member of the group Ten Foot Pole and, for the last two decades, as the lead singer in his band, Pulley.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:25 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, scott radinsky

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. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 15, 2017 at 02:01 PM (#5417783)
and opened for Green Day,

Big deal. First time I played with The O'Jays, Chaka Khan opened for us. Gladys Knight has opened a few other shows.
   2. TOLAXOR Posted: March 15, 2017 at 04:49 PM (#5417928)
SANDFROG!!!!
   3. madvillain Posted: March 15, 2017 at 04:56 PM (#5417933)
Ten Foot Pole was cool in the way most early 90's Epitaph label bands were. The sound got pretty old quickly, but it was fresh at the time.

I banged my head to that track when it came out. Sounds a bit dated now.
   4. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 15, 2017 at 04:58 PM (#5417936)
   5. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:09 PM (#5418012)
Ten Foot Pole

Is that a D&D reference?
   6. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 16, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5418144)
Hey, I used to like Ten Foot Pole. This is very cool, I did not know this.

So he sings punk, played and now coaches in the MLB... If you throw in big wave surfing the dude is pretty much covered the holy trinity of awesome jobs.

I really could not think of a better way to earn cash.
   7. madvillain Posted: March 16, 2017 at 01:10 AM (#5418145)
I really could not think of a better way to earn cash.


and slay #####.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 16, 2017 at 01:24 AM (#5418146)
#7, well yes.

I would imagine that being a rock star(albeit minor punk) and being a professional athlete is definitely a door opener to meeting the fairer sex(or same sex if you go that way).

If it were me, I'd definitely would've taken the George Brett, D. Jeter route and kept myself single throughout my 20's and 30's.
   9. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: March 16, 2017 at 01:41 AM (#5418148)
If you throw in big wave surfing


No, but he's the co-owner of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 16, 2017 at 06:58 AM (#5418162)
No, but he's the co-owner of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.


OK, that's just as good. What a legend.
   11. Dock Ellis Posted: March 16, 2017 at 08:59 AM (#5418178)
I remember this from when he was playing. I even remember a 'zine or two interviewing him, where he said he only tried out for baseball to get out gym class, and when he was told he was drafted, he wasn't sure what that meant.

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
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogSouthern hospitality: Braves unveil new SunTrust Park food | FOX Sports
(73 - 5:19am, Mar 26)
Last: TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky"

NewsblogHeyman: Nationals leaning toward Koda Glover for closer role
(23 - 3:32am, Mar 26)
Last: jyjjy

NewsblogBrockmire’ Trailer: “Sybaritic Love Letter To Baseball” Says Hank Azaria
(4 - 2:17am, Mar 26)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(833 - 1:16am, Mar 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOTP 20 March 2017: This fighter for civil rights has baseball in her DNA
(2031 - 1:08am, Mar 26)
Last: greenback changed his travels

NewsblogSources: Rougned Odor expected to sign multi-year extension with Rangers
(12 - 12:36am, Mar 26)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogAnderson wins spot in Cubs rotation
(3 - 12:22am, Mar 26)
Last: Sebastian

NewsblogOT: NCAA March Madness 2017
(280 - 11:37pm, Mar 25)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogSources: Indians finalizing four-year extension with Jose Ramirez
(7 - 8:32pm, Mar 25)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogDetroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez will be out 3-4 more weeks
(6 - 4:48pm, Mar 25)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogDodgers' pitchers rate well in Statcast metric | MLB.com
(4 - 3:57pm, Mar 25)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogWhy Travis d’Arnaud should never catch Noah Syndergaard | New York Post
(2 - 12:24pm, Mar 25)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogFortune magazine crowns Theo Epstein 'world's greatest leader'
(38 - 10:56am, Mar 25)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogPirates' Jung Ho Kang reportedly denied visa to enter U.S. after DUI conviction
(28 - 8:05am, Mar 25)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogReport: Former Bulls GM Jerry Krause dies at 77
(66 - 8:04am, Mar 25)
Last: McCoy

Page rendered in 0.1634 seconds
47 querie(s) executed