April 28, 2011

Cleveland Indians drummer sets standard for fans

John Adams has been a staple in Cleveland for longer than any player on the Indians roster. In fact, he’s been a staple longer than Progressive Field has existed in Cleveland, even before it used to be called Jacob’s Field. For decades, Adams has pounded the same drum from the left field bleachers, game in and game out. He represents the most notable, passionate fan in Major League Baseball, and all other Cleveland fans should take a cue.
On April 27, in the Indians 7-2 win over the Royals, Adams attended his 3000th game as the Tribe drummer. To put that into perspective, if he was a player, Adams would place 9th all time in career games, behind such legends as Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, and Cal Ripken Jr. In fact, in 36 years, Adams has missed just 37 games.

The Indians do not take lightly the impact Adams has on the team. Bobble heads have been made in his honor; the team now pays for his two tickets, one for him, and one for his drum. On Saturday, he will lead a drum line on the field… View full post on Yardbarker: MLB

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