From the book “Pearl Jam-Twenty,” here is a photo of Eddie Vedder and the late great Johnny Ramone rolling a game of Strat-O-Matic Baseball.
I showed this picture to my wife who immediately replied, “It’s like your fan fiction finally came true!”
It’s well-known that Eddie Vedder is a Cubs fan, and Johnny Ramone, a huge collector of baseball autographs, was
a Mets fan a Yankees fan.
The card in Eddie’s hand is white on the advanced side, which means it is from a Strat season earlier than 1987. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that they’re playing a game pitting the 1984 Cubs against the Mets and Dwight Gooden’s rookie pitching card.
At least, that’s how it goes in my fan fiction.
(hat tip to the StratFanForum post by de1061!)
[ps: this picture is just screaming for a great caption! Where is Repoz when you need him!]