And, yes, this is still a music video.
The scene cuts away to what we get to watch for most of the video: Richard Marx and his band rocking out to a love song—“Ain’t nothing gonna take this heart away!”—on the infield of the Oakland Coliseum. We later get a scene of Marx and his cronies screwing up in spring training before being taken back to the action. Will Marx get that hit off Eckersley to win the World Series? Greg Maddux, who is watching from the dugout, is rooting for him. Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, and Tony La Russa all show up on the field, in archived shots ripped straight from the actual World Series.
The love song continues.
Finally, Marx is down to his last strike. Maddux looks disgusted. Eck stares at the camera and rears back one more time. Marx swings, and the ball is driven to the wall. Someone wearing an A’s jersey (Dann Howitt, apparently) races back to the wall and leaps (Rickey, in more archived footage, races back as well). It’s a home run! Richard Marx has just won the World Series for the Chicago Cubs! The crowd goes wild! Uecker can’t contain his excitement.
And then Richard Marx wakes up, only minutes away from beginning a concert. It was only a dream. Poor Richard Marx. Poor Cubs fans. Poor Greg Maddux and Dennis Eckersley, who appear to have actually been filmed at Phoenix Municipal Stadium expressly for the music video. Poor Major League Baseball.
Posted: April 22, 2012 at 06:04 PM | 5 comment(s)
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