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Joe Maddon uses '80s song to pick Rays lineup


This is a real thing.

Visual proof.

Could be a nod to the lesser known Tutone song, "(867) 530-9241," about a girl from a remote area of northern Canada. It was on his first ep and is way better than the mainstream single. Obscure references like this prove just how cool Maddon is.

I mean, really, how cool is that? Name me one person around Maddon's age who listens to the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen? Right, besides your dad and my dad and other dads and granddads everywhere. But what about Jim Stafford?

/googles Jim Stafford

His most recent comedy album was "Don't Tell Mama I'm A Guitar Picker, She Thinks I'm Just In Jail".

He co-hosted Those Amazing Animals with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley from 1980 to 1981

He wrote "Cow Patti" for the Clint Eastwood movie Any Which Way You Can and appeared in the movie.

Looks like Bowden's story checks out. Maddon is a hip, hip cat. And he used a one-hit wonder to make his lineup on Thursday. It's as good a strategy as any!