Aerosmith: Relief Pitcher, Sports Memorabilia Magnet

Aerosmith: Relief Pitcher, Sports Memorabilia Magnet
Aerosmith hit a home run with this one.

So you're probably reeling from your recent Boston visit to see the June 11 Backstreet Boys / New Kids on the Block tour.

Or maybe you've missed your chance, and you're now relegated to some real rockin' music by the Mighty Mighty BossTones, who are set to perform at Fenway Park with fellow massholes, the Dropkick Murphys on Sep 8 and 9, 2011.

Rumors have circulated that Pearl Jam may join in for a third show.

Either way, Fenway, home of the Boston Red Sox has seen a second life, moonlighting as a top outdoor venue for choice rock and popular music acts. It may not be so much as a new trend to see a ballpark double as school of rock, but other baseball venues have doubled up too.

In recent years Wrigley Field has seen the likes of Jimmy Buffet, The Dave Matthews Band, Sting and the duo of Elton John and Billy Joel; all of whom billed their concerts as specialty stops or a finale to the leg a nationwide tour.

Aerosmith’s “Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour”, last year popped up as a welcome replacement for a reschedule of some shows originally planned for Billy Joel and Elton John’s tour. Essentially, Aerosmith stepped up to the plate as a rock 'n' roll relief pitcher.

The shows not only sold out quickly, but also the Boston natives and Red Sox fans tipped their guitars to the park, the team and the fans by crafting the Aerosmith baseball guitar picks above. As a limited edition, they are probably tough to find now.

Andy Frye writes about sports and life here and on Twitter at @MySportsComplex. Rock on.

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