“They Are the Oakland A’s,” The Baseball Project

This song mentions everything from Connie Mack to Moneyball. It’s fun and catchy, just as so many Baseball Project tunes are. Enjoy!

“From Nails to Thumbtacks,” The Baseball Project

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.

“Ted F*ing Williams,” by The Baseball Project

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.

“The Baseball Card Song,” by The Baseball Project

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.

“Monument Park,” The Baseball Project

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!

“The Babe,” by The Baseball Project

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.

“Fair Weather Fans,” by The Baseball Project

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.

“They Played Baseball,” 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.

“Box Scores,” by The Baseball Project

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.

“Don’t Call Them Twinkies,” The Baseball Project

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!