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Thursday, December 19, 2013

ESPN: Caple: Baseball’s Best Songs

3. “The Natural” theme by Randy Newman:  Forget steroids. Listening to those blasting oboes when Roy Hobbs connects at the end of “The Natural” is the greatest performance-enhancer there is.

2. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by Jack Norworth:  With all due apologies to Francis Scott Key and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” this is our true national anthem.

1. “Centerfield” by John Fogerty: Fogerty told me a couple of years ago that he considers center field to be “this mythical place … where all the greats played.” He’s right. And this song is a glorious and catchy salute to that.

Happily, no Pavement!

 

 

 

The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 19, 2013 at 04:23 PM | 73 comment(s)
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