Here’s a good Baseball Project tune to start your Tuesday. This song is all about the rise and fall of Lenny Dykstra, who was considered to be one of the heroes of the 1986 World Series, but has since fallen into so much legal and financial trouble that earlier this year, a court in New York ruled that he is “libel-proof,” meaning his behavior and character are so awful even false statements cannot harm his reputation.
Time for another Baseball Project tune. This song amuses me, if only because I can just imagine Teddy Ballgame walking around declaring, “I’m Ted Fucking Williams.” This one’s from the Baseball Project’s first album, Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails.
Here’s another great song by The Baseball Project. I owned a few baseball cards as a kid, but not enough to really call it a collection — my parents would have viewed such a compilation as superfluous and wasteful. As an adult, I’m glad this was the case as the cards would probably have just been boxed away or thrown away when I left for school, but I can certainly appreciate the idea of a card collection.
I seem to be on a theme of nostalgia lately, but I suppose there is nothing wrong with that, especially when it comes to baseball. It’s also been awhile since I posted a song by The Baseball Project, so here’s to mending that oversight. Enjoy!
Another great song from The Baseball Project. This tune certainly does emphasize the larger-than-life quality that Babe Ruth’s legendary status took on. And maybe it’s just because I’m still in the process of discovering these guys, but this one seems fairly mellow and soothing compared to what they usually put out. I enjoy it.
Yesterday’s workout and this morning’s run have left me wiped out with a limited capacity for thinking this morning. So here’s a song from The Baseball Project.
The lyrics of this song has me giggling silently at my desk this morning. At first it seems like a song bashing all the heroes of the game, but I also think it’s a reflection on the fact that all these men are human. Yet, we love them all the same just because they participated in a game that we enjoy so much.
I love the lyrics to this song. Before the internet became big, this is exactly how I kept up with the game (aside from watching or listening to it, of course): by reading newspapers and books and whatever else I could get my hands on.
Here’s a tribute by The Baseball Project to the Minnesota. I confess, I’m just as guilty as anyone of calling the Minnesota team the “Twinkies,” especially when they are facing off against the Royals. This song provides some pretty good history of the team. And I like the style — this is my kind of music!
On May 26, 1959, Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix was taking a perfect game into the 13th inning against the Milwaukee Braves. Unfortunately for Haddix, however, Braves pitcher Lew Burdette was also pitching a shutout that day. Haddix’s perfect game ended in the bottom of the 13th when Milwaukee’s lead-off batter, Félix Mantilla, reached on a fielding error. Eddie Mathews’s sacrifice bunt advanced Mantilla to second, and Hank Aaron was given first on an intentional walk. Joe Adcock then ended the no-hitter with what first appeared to be a home run, but was later ruled to be a double by National League president Warren Giles.
In spite of the heart-breaking conclusion, Haddix’s 13-inning show continues to be recognized as one of the greatest pitching performances of all time. He even managed to get a song written about him. The Baseball Project laments Haddix’s poor luck through this tune, in which they also manage to list off every other pitcher who has gone down in history with a perfect game (up to March 2011, at least).