The heartbeat of Cleveland went silent today…


Friend of Leo's
Feb 25, 2005
Macedonia, Ohio
With the passing of Cleveland Indians drummer John Adams.

I sat with John for every game at the old Municipal Stadium from the late 80’s until they moved to the new Jacobs Field. I actually got a job ushering at games and always worked in the bleachers to be close to John. If you’ve seen the movie Major League I’m parodied as the guy that says “to high” on home run given up by an Indians pitcher. Damn, we had a lot of fun at the ballpark.

Here we are at the old stadium…

Outside of the ballpark John was a pretty darn good musician. He had collection of several different instruments. John was also at one time president of the Cleveland Blues Society.

One time at the old stadium George Thorogood and his band came out to the bleachers to hang out with us. The next day the Destroyers drummer came back with his bass drum to beat with John. George and John remained friends ever since.

I’m gunna miss you John, thanks for all the laughs and good times.