We want to play baseball board games with Chuck D and Tom Morello on a private jet
A sad fact of life is that the people we grew up idolizing often lead very different lives from our own. We've spent years thinking about how cool they are and how we could be best friends if only given the chance to hang out, but the harsh reality is that we probably have nothing in common.
If you grew up idolizing Public Enemy's Chuck D or Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, though, you're in luck, because the two of you could nerd out about baseball while on tour on their private jet!
Check it @StratOMatic This is The 2019 Tour Series of Baseball HallOfFamers at 50,000 feet I’m up 2 games to 1 but my home team is in the Polo Grounds @tmorello home team is Wrigley Field . SatchelPaige shut us down yesterday but RegJax Bench HR today for my win pic.twitter.com/77N507b9RW— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) August 10, 2019
The game they're playing -- Strat-O-Matic -- is a baseball simulation game in which the results are determined by a combination of a player's real-life stats and the fortune of the roll of a die. If there's a baseball nerd in your life, chances are they know -- and probably love -- this game.
As much as it pains me to pick against a guy who shreds as hard as Morello, you can't go wrong with Reggie Jackson. I mean, he was flipping bats before it was cool. There's nothing more in the rebellious spirit of Chuck D and Morello than that.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.