Talkin’ Baseball 2010 Follow-up

Ok, talk about unexpected popularity – that post I did about the new Twins Talkin’ Baseball commercial continues to get hits every day.  I guess I’m not the only one who really likes it. 

But in the time since then, I have kept up the search to get more information on versions and recordings.  Much to my surprise and pleasure, I got an official answer from the team that the 2010 version is not a complete recording.  They haven’t redone the whole song – just the one piece so that is why it’s a bit harder to locate.  Here are the exact lyrics for the new piece:

(Talkin’ Baseball) The Fans They All Agree (Outdoor Baseball) Target Field’s The Place To Be Mauer And Morneau Are Comin’ Thru Cuddy, Span And Liriano Too Just Like Tony, “The Killer” And Carew.

I think something very similar happened in 2007 because for all that I was told there was a version out there, I can’t find any solid record of it at all.  Given my success in finding the other information I wanted, I’m not too upset about that but it might be that I’m not entirely done rooting through the internet. 

I found one other thing when I was looking around that isn’t really related to the new versions of the song at all but to the “original” remake that birthed the Twins version.  During all the contraction discussion, Terry Cashman gave an interview in which he was asked about how it would affect his songs:

Q: You’ve recorded versions of “Talkin’ Baseball” for both Minnesota and Montreal. If MLB  contracts, are you going to “contract” the compilation CDs those songs are on?

Cashman: Oh, no. I’m going to keep the ones that are there. If the poor Twins disappear, that song would be valuable.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about his answer but at least it didn’t happen, the song AND THE TEAM are still valuable and all I can say is it’s a good song.

Talkin’ Twins Baseball

by Terry Cashman

© Copyright 1981, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1996 PKM Music

c/o Publishers’ Licensing Corporation

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

When the Senators stopped playin’ ball

The Twin Cities got the call

Minnesota joined the American League

With Mele at the reins

The Twins made instant gains

In ’65 they had the flag and an MVP

 

I’m talkin’ baseball…

Allison and Perry

Twins Baseball…

Kitty Kaat and Jerry

Don Mincher and Mudcat comin’ through

Jimmy Hall and Davey Boswell too

Just like Tony….the Killer and Carew

 

Rod was rookie of the year

There was a Chance, no hitter here

Under Rig and Billy the Kid they won the West

But though Harmon kept on cloutin’

Tony’s knees were givin’ out

And he was never the same but he always came and gave his best

 

I’m talkin’ baseball…

Roseboro & Ulander

Twins baseball…

Tovar, Reese & Campbell

Perranoski and Darwin in the crew

Lyman Bostock, and Bert Blyleven too

Just like Tony….the Killer and Carew

 

Talkin’ baseball in Minnesota

Bernie Allen, Red Worthington

Kralick had a no hit game

Danny Thompson what a shame

Hisle, Landreaux, Goltz what can we say?

We love to watch ‘em play

 

Well ‘96 is another year and if the Twins can get their game in gear

T.K. will answer to the call

New names join the old

Another team unfolds

They’re right at home in the Metrodome so let’s play ball

 

I’m talkin’ baseball…

Aguilera is a starter

Twins baseball…

Kirby Puckett’s not the part

Cordova, Meares & Knoblauch comin’ through

There’s Molitor and David Hollins too

 Just like Tony…the Killer & Carew

There was Tony…the Killer & Carew

There was Tony…the Killer & Carew

(Kirby, Kirby, Kirby)

 Talkin’ baseball, the Killer & Carew

(Kirby, Kirby, Kirby)

 Talkin’ baseball, baseball…the Minnesota Twins…

 (Kirby, Kirby, Kirby)

They had Tony… the Killer & Carew…

One of our readers, ShawntheRoad, shared a YouTube video put together that you might enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Talkin’ Baseball 2010 Follow-up

  1. I still get a little misty (ok I cry) when I think about Kirby. What Batgirl said in her blog, I, too, mourned Kirby Puckett three times. It is still hard to believe he is no longer here.

  2. I’m a HUGE fan of the commercial. The song is great but I mostly like it because I’M IN IT! I’m the one in the red shirt cheering on my MN Twins. I had no idea what kind of commercial it was going to be at the time but I just love it and I have enjoyed watching it this Summer. Go Twins!