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Rock and Roll dead guy baseball team

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Gaolee, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    It's spring training, which brings up a morbidly amusing list that a friend and I started a long time ago. Figuring out a baseball team made up entirely of rock stars who managed to die in some proper rock and roll way. Old age doesn't count.

    So, here's a starter:

    First base - Jimi Hendrix
    Second base - Jackie Wilson
    Third base - Marvin Gaye
    Shortstop - Keith Moon
    Right field - Elvis
    Center field - Buddy Holley
    Left field - Jim Morrison
    Catcher - Richie Valens
    Starting pitcher - John Lennon
    Intimidating reliever you send in to bean one batter - Sid Vicious
    Closer - Kurt Cobain

    There are plenty more. There are plenty more, and it doesn't just have to be men. Mama Cass would be great at blocking the plate. Janis Joplin could sub for Jim Morrison in left field.

  2. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    First Base-Ronnie Van Zandt
    Second Base-Brian Jones
    Third Base- Bobby Fuller
    Short Stop-David Ruffin
    Catcher- Elvis (fat version)
    Right- The Ox
    Left- Hillel Slovak (RHCP)
    Center-Shannon Hoon
    Starting Pitcher- Brent Mydland
    Closer- Janis Joplin

    Dirty jock strap collector/toliet scrubber- GG Allin
  3. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Jimi can't play first bass. He might be able to coach, but he's got a bad back, and besides, how you gonna play when you're tripping.

    If John Fogerty was dead, he would be ready to play.

    Sorry, not R&R, but the leagues are integrated now, and jazz players are no longer excluded, so: Mingus, and Monk will move from position to position, regardless of if their team is at bat, or not. Monk will often play outfield while facing away from home plate. Mingus will argue with the ump, and his own team members.

    Nat, and Cannonball Adderly will be the hitters, and Miles could not care less. So What!
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Ba dump bump...

  5. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Never heard of Dock Ellis, eh?
  6. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    But, jazz players will only play when the mood is right. Might be a long season
  7. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Bo Diddley can play any position you put him in.
  8. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    I'd have stuck Elvis behind the plate since you want a big guy and Richie Valens in center because he's probably your fastest runner and Buddy Holly in left with Jim Morrison out in right so he can doze off.
  9. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    Ah, but if Jim Morrison isn't in left field, I don't know who is. Likewise, Elvis belongs in right field all the time.

    Jimi is left handed, so he's on first. He could be in the outfield, at catcher, or he could pitch, but I figure he's essential and should be right there in the infield all the time. I don't see him as a catcher, but since he invented all kinds of things, maybe he should be calling pitches. On second thought, maybe he's the left handed ace of the staff.
  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    Good point, but he lived a long time and didn't flame out in some weird way like crashing an airplane into a van while playing tag. So, I'm not sure he qualifies.
  11. Dock Ellis. You're welcome.
  12. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    That's why I put fat Elvis as my catcher.
  13. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    Jim Morrison spent his whole life out in left field and look what that got him. Dead.
  14. Riverrunsred


    Jan 20, 2010
    Central FL
    Peter Steele at first, he would have a helluva stretch.
  15. Vanceman


    Feb 14, 2007
    So. Cal.
    Keith Moon's plays first base, so...... Who's on first.
  16. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    I dont know about the infield but in the outfield would be
    The Outfield
  17. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Play guitar.
    DH : Eddie Cochran
  18. Mascot - Amy Winehouse

  19. pglaser01


    Mar 19, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    If only I were that good....
    Jimi would have to be your starting pitcher...a creative southpaw with a wicked change-up and can still throw "Fire" ;) that's a first rounder there...
  20. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Dead guys? Does Keith Richards qualify?