Jason Hammel jokes about playing hooky to watch Pearl Jam concert
Pearl Jam announced on Tuesday that they will play two concerts at Wrigley Field in August, much to the delight of their Chicago-based fans. One of those fans is Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, who is already cracking jokes about playing hooky to catch the concert:
Dear Theo, I think I'm gonna b feeling really sick on Aug 20&22. I should stay home n get some rest. Thx 4 understanding.#PearlJamAtWrigley
— Jason Hammel (@HammelTime39) January 20, 2016
If anyone would feel for him, it’s definitely team president Theo Epstein. Epstein is a well known fan of Pearl Jam and has gone to great lengths to catch their concerts. He also has had band member Eddie Vedder, who is a big Cubs fan, play at his charity events.