Count Pearl Jam's Vedder among Twins fans

Count Pearl Jam's Vedder among Twins fans

SEATTLE -- The music of Pearl Jam was rockin' the Twins' clubhouse before Saturday morning's game.

Then, just after batting practice, the group's superstar lead singer, Eddie Vedder, a Seattle resident who was born in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill., visited the team.

"Some people in Seattle don't want to hear this, but he says we're his favorite American League team," Justin Morneau said, smiling as much over that over his double and home run that helped the Twins to Saturday's 4-0 win over the Mariners.

Vedder's link to the Twins? The rocker's friendship with Ron Coomer. The Twins infielder from 1995-2000 is also a native of the Chicago suburbs.

"You get to do pretty cool things in this game," Morneau said. "And to get to meet one of the biggest rock stars in the world -- and to see he's a really down-to-earth guy -- is really cool."

Gregg Bell is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.