Davey Johnson is George Thorogood's 'homeboy'

Davey Johnson is George Thorogood's 'homeboy'
October 17, 2012, 5:30 pm
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Early in August before a Nats game against the Phillies in Washington, reporters were hanging out in the clubhouse at Nationals Park when something out of the ordinary happened. Out of nowhere walked in famous rock musician George Thorogood, ready to meet Nats players including Bryce Harper who at the time used his song “Bad to the Bone” as his walk-up anthem.

It sure was memorable for the Nationals and everyone in the locker room that day and, according to Thorogood himself, it was his favorite moment of the 2012 baseball season.

Right after the season ended, avid Mets fan Thorogood was asked for his “coolest” baseball memory of 2012. Here is what he told Dan Epstein of Rolling Stone magazine:

“Well, re-hooking up with my homeboy Davey Johnson and meeting the first-place Washington Nationals was very groovy. It was right up there with meeting the all-American hero Kirk Gibson and his henchman, Don "Groove" Baylor. Wow – now that was ‘Bad to the Bone’!”

Yep, you read that right. Davey Johnson is Thorogood’s ‘homeboy.’