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Dave Stewart vs. Dave Stewart: Who's Better, the Former Eurythmic or the Former Pitcher?

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Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 4:15 AM

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[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]

Dave A. Stewart, best known as Annie Lennox's other half in '80s new wave act the Eurythmics, recently produced a new Joss Stone song in support of a stricter UN arms treaty. He has spent the last three decades composing tunes and producing others. When it comes to music, he's not exactly a lightweight.

Meanwhile, Dave "Smoke" Stewart is a three time World Series champion former pitcher known for his intimidating stare. While he's a former Dodger, he's best know for his dominating stint with the Oakland A's. When you stepped to the plate, your ass was basically his. He's now a baseball agent.

So, who's better, Dave Stewart or Dave Stewart? Below, we compare them in a number of important categories.


The Eurythmic, along with Joss Stone, has come out in support of a strict UN treaty controlling the global arms trade. On the other hand, Dave "Smoke" Stewart has an arm over which there is absolutely no control.

Point: The hurler

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The former A sported a Billy Dee Williams lip-tickler for most of his playing career. Eurythmic Stewart has had the face-pube equivalent of the "creepy uncle" for many years.

Point: The hurler


Perpetually hidden behind Bono-goggles, Eurythmic Stewart perhaps fails to realize that an effective intimidating gaze requires bare eyeballs. Dave "Smoke" Stewart, on the other hand, might as well have been granted an automatic first strike against batters he eye-fucked from the mound.

Point: The hurler


Dave A. Stewart had a bunch of hits with the Eurythmics, including a Grammy for the single "Missionary Man" in 1987. "Smoke" Stewart, meanwhile, pitched a no-hitter in 1990 against the Bluejays. He could be pretty damn stingy with the hits.

Point: The Eurythmic

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