ESPN's Jeff Pearlman opened his piece on white rapper-turned-baseball historian Pete Nice with the following quip:
Because he is well versed in the two disparate worlds, the question directed toward Peter Nash seems an intriguing one: Vanilla Ice or Roger Clemens -- who's the bigger fraud?While Nice's group, 3rd Bass, was notoriously anti-Ice, I almost thought he was going to go for the Rocket,"It's so amazing that someone with a two-decade career and that record of excellence now might as well be Mark Fidrych. I mean, what's left of Clemens' legacy?" But alas, Roger, don't worry. You're still a step above Rob Van Winkle, at least in Nice's eyes, "That's a tough one. But even with the juice, I guess I'll have to pick Ice. I just didn't like his style."
While I am not really sure the actual purpose of the piece itself, it is none the less interesting. It really isn't new news that Nice, real name Peter Nash, is a baseball history buff.
For those of you more interested in his baseball research as opposed to his music, Pearlman points out some of his work available for purchase:
- Baseball Legends of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery
- Boston's Royal Rooters
- Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation (DVD)
You're my boy, $ham.