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.