Drummer John Adams will miss 2022 Cleveland Guardians home opener
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - For the second year in a row, a staple for games at Progressive Field will not be at the 2022 Cleveland Guardians home opener.
Drummer John Adams will miss Friday’s game as he continues his recovery from several heart surgeries and other medical procedures, according to MLB.com.
Since the 1970s, Adams has been the man who could be heard banging his large bass drum from the outfield bleachers.
Last year, Northeast Ohio native and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney filled in for Adams as the ceremonial drummer during the home opener. It’s not publicly known at this time if there will be a similar replacement for Friday night’s game.
Adams told MLB.com he is optimistic that his will be able to return to Progressive Field this season for his first game to see the Guardians.
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