Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kenny Chesney Gears Up for 2012 MLB All-Star Game by Talking Baseball

Must be time to scorch through Young, Hot ‘N’ Nasty Teenage Cruisers for the Colin Winski scenes.

Expressing his excitement for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday night, Chesney gave a sports-friendly interview, gushing about his passion for baseball. Not only is it America’s pasttime, but Chesney’s love of the sport even helped him bond with his father in recent years.

“The last year the original Yankee Stadium was still standing, I took [my dad] to a Yankees-Red Sox game,” says Chesney in the interview. “It was a dream. There I was with my father in the Yankees’ dugout … this very historic place where a lot of my dad’s heroes sat and played. It was a great father-son moment for us.”

...Getting to enjoy special moments like those are an obvious perk of being a huge country star, but Chesney has actually made friends with his favorite ballplayers on various teams — a delight for him as a fan of the sport. The singer makes it a point, whenever possible, to pull up some of his ball-playing pals on stage, for better or for worse!

“It’s great to see the crowd roar for them when they come on stage, which is a completely different setting than being at bat,” Chesney explains. “But I will say this: Kevin Millar is the worst singer I’ve ever been on stage with. I met him when I was taking batting practice for the Red Sox, which remains one of my biggest thrills. Kevin is a big kid at heart and a great guy who I’m still close with today, but he came up on stage when we were playing in Toronto and sang his favorite [song of mine], ‘Old Blue Chair.’ It was just a terrible version! But he really had a blast and it was all in good fun.”

Repoz Posted: July 10, 2012 at 06:45 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: music

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Rough Carrigan
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMarlins expecting to finalize $1.3B deal to sell team to Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter group
(19 - 8:19pm, Apr 25)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOMNICHATTER is as OMNICHATTER does, April 24, 2017
(40 - 8:19pm, Apr 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogLike real OMNICHATTER, but only half the sugar! April 25, 2017
(16 - 8:18pm, Apr 25)
Last: PeteF3

NewsblogOTP 24 April 2017: Talking politics (and baseball) with the mayor
(382 - 8:16pm, Apr 25)
Last: BDC

NewsblogDodgers to call up top prospect Cody Bellinger to aid outfield
(3 - 8:11pm, Apr 25)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogHunter Greene is the star baseball needs. First he has to finish high school.
(45 - 8:05pm, Apr 25)
Last: BDC

NewsblogWatch Matt Barnes Get Ejected For Throwing At Manny Machado Despite Foul Ball
(169 - 8:05pm, Apr 25)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogCleveland Indians pitcher Steve Delabar suspended 80 games for positive PEDs test
(80 - 8:01pm, Apr 25)
Last: SBB, Live from the Alt-Center

NewsblogAging Patterns | Articles | Bill James Online
(6 - 7:58pm, Apr 25)
Last: Russ

NewsblogWhat It's Like to Actually Pitch to Tebow
(19 - 7:54pm, Apr 25)
Last: GGC for Sale

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2382 - 7:23pm, Apr 25)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogCut4: The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas, the first born-and-raised Lithuanian in MLB history
(17 - 7:22pm, Apr 25)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogWhen will Mets call up Amed Rosario | MLB.com
(5 - 7:17pm, Apr 25)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogChicago Cubs' offense 'demoralizing' for opponents - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN
(12 - 6:47pm, Apr 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-25-2017
(27 - 5:56pm, Apr 25)
Last: Sweatpants

Page rendered in 0.1291 seconds
45 querie(s) executed