Who among us would dispute that there simply are not enough songs about baseball, this game we love and that rarely loves us back? We have made so many advances as a society. Muscle cars, cellular telephones, The Internet, peanut butter and jelly from the same jar! And yet, our baseball song technology remains mired in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ruled by Katie Casey and John Fogerty with their iron fists. And please, don’t speak to me of the upstart rebellion of The Baseball Project, that sad fantasy of refugees from the 1980s and 1990s that suckered me in by featuring a non-Stipe from R.E.M. and a couple people from The Dream Syndicate, which I had briefly confused with The Dream Academy. What the hell have they ever done for us?
Addressing this crucial shortage is The Leonard Lothlen Band, out of the San Francisco Bay Area, with “The Best Baseball Song Ever Written,” about how much the singer really, really loves baseball. It is presented below soundtracking adorable moppets flopping about the ballyard. Please to commence with dispensing your feedback and scouting acumen:
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