Like the one where he meets Don Imus just days before the legendary shock-jock gets
booted from the airwaves.
Or the time he tried to serenade Red Sox owner John Henry from the dock where his yacht was moored.
How about the fact that Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez is married to his cousin, a marriage that has seen its share of tabloid coverage?
The bottom line is this; Jeff Pitchell, blues-rock guitarist, songwriter, storyteller extraordinaire, gets around. He comes to Infinity Hall on Nov. 25 and tickets are on sale Sept. 17.
“I don’t know how I get myself in these situations,” he laughs. “It’s not like I have that type of personality where I am always pushing to get in front of people. It just happens.”
Pitchell’s baseball ties run deep. Not only does he have the connection to Rodriguez, but he has sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park and his last studio release “Heavy Hitters” has a baseball-themed cover with a picture from the grandstands seats.
“I was playing at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford and this guy was there who said he was with the Red Sox,” said Pitchell. “He told me to send a tape in and so the next day I recorded ‘Our National Anthem’ and ‘God Bless America .’ They called me in a week.”
Pitchell played a second gig at the ballpark again, this time in a private party for Boston’s Mayor Menino.
His run-in with Imus has more of a whirlwind feel.
“So the guitar player from the Commitments has a heart attack and the band calls me up,” he says. “They buy out all my dates and I go on the road for 20 straight days. One of the shows is on ‘Imus in the Morning’ and when I get off the bus this lady takes me to a dressing room. I’m sitting there eating a Danish and Imus walks in. It’s his dressing room! He wants to know who the hell I am and I tell him about the guitar player from the Commitments having a heart attack and how I’m the fill-in guy. Four days later he says something stupid and is gone.”