Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson Receives a Replica Neil Peart R30 Drum Kit at Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Randy Johnson, aka "The Big Unit", the former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played from 1988 to 2009 for six teams, primarily the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, had his Arizona jersey number, 51, retired in a ceremony yesterday.
During the ceremony, Johnson received a very special gift - a replica Neil Peart R30 Drum Kit. Johnson, who is a drummer himself, is friends with the band, particularly Geddy Lee, and was seen in numerous venues throughout the R40 tour as the unofficial band photographer. A video of the entire jersey retirement ceremony is available via the embedded viewer below, or directly at this LINK.
Johnson receives the drum kit at the 5-minute mark and his expression as it is revealed to him is, in a word, priceless.
Thanks to Denis Naranjo and Joe Pesch for the news.