A new baseball-themed rock song!

So Seth Stohs shared a new anthem honoring Jim Thome on his site today that I thought was worth passing along.  I have pretty strict standards and have been pretty unimpressed with this year’s offerings.  I appear to be one of the few people in the Twin Cities who really dislikes Just Don’t Call Them Twinkies.  I can honestly say that I think the GB Leighton anthem is better – and that is saying a lot.  Why do these theme songwriters seem to believe that the more important words they can squeeze into a phrase makes it a better song no matter how much it disrupts a natural musical flow???

At any rate, this new one is not a GREAT song in my opinion but it’s SOLID and entertaining and better than just about anything that has come out recently.  Why?  because it doesn’t try to do too much.  It’s simple and clean in approach and succeeds because of it.  Funny, I’ve heard that is what makes a good hitter.

4 Replies to “A new baseball-themed rock song!”

  1. Oh, I like this one, and that is saying a lot, since most of these tribute songs make me cringe.

  2. Yeah this would be my favorite of the group, too. I wasn’t thrilled with the “Twinkies” song, either, but never really considered whether it was better or worse than Leighton’s effort… why judge which, among two songs you don’t like, is worse?

    But I do like this one. So far, the only thing I can come up with to criticize about it is that it comes from a musician from Omaha, of all places!

  3. Capturing a single player in a song has to be easier than trying to write about a whole team (and its history) . . . not sure whether the appeal of this one isn’t mostly due to the Bruce Springsteen-esque orchestration . . . especially in the bridge . . . but “it’s got a good beat, you could sing along to it” which is more than I can say for the others (which were way to wordy to sing along with) . . .