Wednesday, April 4, 2007

News:: Take The Hold Steady Out To The Ballgame

Came across this story about craig Finn and The Hold Steady recording a Twins-centric version of Take Me Out To The Ballgame on Deadspin, and thought it deserved posting on the hill for a few reasons. Firstly, the Ack reviewed Boys and Girls in America and we never miss an opportunity for self-promotion if we can help it. Second, Finn says this in the article:

I think a lot of the players choose their own music, and generally speaking, baseball players don't have the coolest music taste. I think your ability to hit a baseball takes away from your ability to like good music.

This couldn't help but remind me of my baseball post the other day about the Blue Jays players' rather craptastic list of karaoke choices. Third, I have no less than 5 Twins on my fantasy baseball team this year, including Finn's man Santana, and after getting shellacked last year, I need all the karma help I can get.

If none of those reasons do it for you, perhaps you'll appreciate that it's the only version of Take Me Out To The Ballgame I've heard that finishes with a ripping hair metal guitar solo.

mp3:: The Hold Steady - Take Me Out To The Ballgame
(via Stereogum)

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