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

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
aleskel
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 July 18: Girls’ softball teams being shut out of city defibrillator policy, while boys’ teams given life-saving devices
(1740 - 6:26pm, Jul 24)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-24-16
(81 - 6:21pm, Jul 24)
Last: Voodoo

NewsblogChris Sales sent home because of argument over uniforms
(59 - 6:01pm, Jul 24)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogKen Griffey, Mike Piazza set for Hall of Fame | MLB.com
(10 - 5:53pm, Jul 24)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogReport: D-backs making teams aware Shelby Miller 'is available'
(5 - 5:17pm, Jul 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogTed Berg: I badly wanted MLB to adopt replay before 2014. Now I find it boring and dumb
(57 - 5:08pm, Jul 24)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogYounger breed of techies replacing baseball lifers in GM roles - StarTribune.com
(14 - 4:34pm, Jul 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogReport: Yankees say Aroldis Chapman trade near | MLB.com
(47 - 4:28pm, Jul 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogChanges are coming to baseball Hall of Fame's veterans' committees | FOX Sports
(34 - 4:09pm, Jul 24)
Last: Rob_Wood

Newsblog#MLBRank: Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb make Stark's all-time top 10
(41 - 3:59pm, Jul 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(1499 - 2:57pm, Jul 24)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogIchiro Suzuki records 2 hits, 4 shy of 3,000 | MLB.com
(61 - 2:24pm, Jul 24)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogRangers' Prince Fielder has herniated disk | texasrangers.com
(46 - 1:35pm, Jul 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(803 - 1:15pm, Jul 24)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogMoe Berg: Catcher, Lawyer, Horndog, Spy - Twinkie Town
(24 - 12:20pm, Jul 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.1767 seconds
45 querie(s) executed