Watch Eddie Vedder and Joe Buck Chat About Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam’s Wrigley Field documentary Let’s Play Two will make its television debut on Friday night following the first game of the ALCS between the Yankees and Houston Astros, as the Danny Clinch film documents the band’s experience in the storied National League ballpark.
Vedder sat down with announcer and Pearl Jam fan Joe Buck to talk about the film in an interview that’ll air tomorrow night. Buck, who was on the call the night Vedder’s Cubs won the World Series, asked the frontman about both his Cubs fandom and experience playing the historic Wrigley Field.
“I feel like the luckiest guy in the world for knowing these guys,” Vedder noted of his time with Cubs personnel like Theo Epstein and others. “It’s a pretty good home movie,” he said of the film, which mashed up the team’s World Series title with the Pearl Jam shows.
Buck asked Vedder to slot each of his bandmates into a baseball team, with Vedder dubbing himself a player/coach somewhere in the outfield. Mike McCready is in center field and the rhythm section of Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron (who Vedder called the battery of the band) will be pitcher and catcher. Stone Gossard could really go anywhere, but Vedder threw him in the infield.
Watch a clip of the interview below.