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Play Ball!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by 30daysout

At the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown NY

Starting pro baseball season in the middle of this big economic losing streak might be a good idea, or it might be a bad one.  Good idea – the simplicity and fun of America’s pastime might get our minds off our money woes.  Bad idea – we can’t afford a friggin’ ticket!

But we really have no choice: baseball has its own time, like the seasons.  It arrives, whether we are ready for it or not.  We will soon be wondering about lineups, starting pitchers, Manny, the damned Red Sox and lots more.

They should add a line to every player’s baseball card saying whether or not he took steroids.  They should have Bruce Springsteen play after one game in every ballpark in America.  And they should bring back Lee Elia.  Time to play ball.

MP3: “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” by the Hold Steady

MP3: “Who’s On First?” by Abbott & Costello

MP3: “Catfish” by Kinky Friedman

MP3: “Yankee Stadium” by Nils Lofgren

MP3: “Narragansett Beer” by Curt Gowdy

MP3: “Past Time” by the Baseball Project

MP3: “Go, Cubs, Go!” by Steve Goodman

MP3: “Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run” by Milo Hamilton

MP3: “Baseball, Baseball” by Jane Morgan

MP3: “Baseball Bat” by Courtney Love

MP3: “Real Men of Genius: Mr. Designated Hitter” Bud Light commercial

MP3: “Centerfield” (live) by John Fogerty w/Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Clarence Clemons

MP3: “Get The F***ing Job Done” by Lee Elia

YouTube: “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request” by Steve Goodman (Thanks Ken Shane, for the suggestion!)

Play Ball!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2008 by 30daysout



Baseball season opens in earnest today and with it comes the promise of another great, long season … pennant races … incredible individual efforts … petulant whining by millionaires … steroids … subpoenas … grand juries. 

OK, OK.  We won’t wax rhapsodic on the virtues of baseball, or make any comparisons to real life.  We will just offer instead some of our favorite baseball sound bites.  Hope your team this season fulfills all your hopes and dreams.

MP3: Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Bob Dylan

MP3: Who’s On First? – Abbott & Costello

MP3: The Ball Game – Sister Wynonna Carr

MP3: Narragansett Beer – Curt Gowdy

MP3: Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run – Milo Hamilton

MP3: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? – Count Basie

MP3: Get The F**king Job Done – Lee Elia

MP3: Baseball, Baseball – Jane Morgan

MP3: Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Bruce Springstone