WZIX recently conducted a short interview with Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz. Big Papi’s favorite classic rock band is Pearl Jam, and believe it or not, he ended up rocking out with the band at one point, singing their hit “Even Flow.”
“Yeah, I was with Eddie [Vedder] in Chicago, like a week and a half ago. He made me sing, and I was like…” laughed Ortiz. “I was a little tipsy though!”
The former Red Sox slugger also talked about his first few weeks of retirement.
“Enjoying it man, being on my own scheduled for the first time,” said Ortiz.
In a documentary called ‘The Curious Case of the Chicago Cubs,’ Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder told a hilarious analogy when asked what it will mean to him when the Cubs finally do win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
“I have no idea, is this inappropriate? It’s like asking a boy, what’s it going to be like when you have your first fuck? (Laughs) I don’t know, can’t wait. (Laughs) I have no idea, I don’t know what it feels like.”
He also discussed the anguish he and Cubs fans felt in 2003 when Steve Bartman prevented outfielder Moisés Alou from making a catch in a huge playoff game that had the Cubs on the verge of making the World Series.
“It turned into the quietest night at Wrigley I had ever heard. It was was like below silence, whatever that is. It was like a black hole.”
Vedder said he’s learned to use his ‘hope muscle’ as a Cubs fan.
“If you’re a lifelong Cubs fans, your muscle, your hope muscle, it’s been through a lot. It’s sustained a lot. You’ve worked out that muscle, you’ve got a pretty good hope muscle. There’s been a couple huge disappointments, it wasn’t that you lost hope, but you had to regenerate that muscle.”