Pearl Jam Lead Singer Eddie Vedder Abandons Red Sox Fandom, Switches Allegiance to Twins


August 19, 2012

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder is an avid Cubs fan. For years, however, he called the Red Sox his favorite American League team.

Not anymore. When former general Theo Epstein bolted for the Cubs over the offseason, Vedder dropped his Boston fandom and switched allegiances, calling the Twins his favorite AL team.

"I used to follow the Red Sox in the American League," Vedder told "But now Theo is with the Cubs — so I like the Twins.?

These days, he makes the trek to watch Minnesota. With an invite from ex-Twins player Ron Coomer, Vedder traveled to Safeco Field on Saturday — where he Felixed — to hang out in the Twins clubhouse.

"Usually my favorite place to go to a game is Wrigley Field, but Ron invited me down and we've been wanting to go to a game," Vedder said. "He was friends with a couple of other old-time Cubs that I knew, Jose Cardenal and all those guys. Really good guy. All these players seem really, really incredibly great."

Apparently, he hit it off with Minnesota skipper Ron Gardenhire as well.

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