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Another baseball jingle

From back when NBC was a class operation (1968), here’s the jingle they used on their weekend “Monitor” radio block when it was time to give the baseball scores.

What, no Cracker Jack sponsorship?

Since it’s the 100th anniversary of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” next year, there’s going to be some hoopla, including a performance of it during the seventh-inning stretch of the All-Star Game — as far as I know, the first time that’s happened since 2001. No word on its use [...]

Just in time to spend the checks from your grandparents

Our Baseball Music page has been updated to match the new format — and, more importantly, now with Amazon.com links in addition to the iTunes links.

I also acquired a new baseball-themed radio station jingle, from WCAU in Philadelphia — it’s available for download at the top of the music page, along with all the other [...]

Music to watch the playoffs by

At last, some musical content that’s more on-topic than the Larry Finlayson update.

I haven’t been keeping up very well with the baseball songs page (although I’m planning to update it as part of a renovation of both baseballrelated.com and my personal site, hopefully by the end of the year if I get around to it). [...]

Finlayson for your life

Way back on May 31, 2004, I made reference to Larry Finlayson, singer of the “Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown” theme song. Courtesy of someone who recently found that post, I now have more information about him:

He was my teacher in elementary school in Berkeley, California. I happen to be recording his [...]

The jingle Levi's been waiting for (maybe)

This is from KWK radio in St. Louis in the late 1950s or early 1960s, and you can be the judge of whether they were thinking baseball, football, or both.

My first game of 2006

Yes, Dodger Stadium has new seats this season, in lovely pastel colors which really do look like they’re from 1962. They also renumbered the seats, so that instead of having aisle numbers, with seats starting at “1″ on one side and “101″ on the other side, the reserved level now has section numbers like [...]

Life outside the diamond is a wrench

There’s one former Dodger in the title, and another former Dodger alluded to in the lyrics, and half of baseballrelated.com was in the audience, so of course “Piazza, New York Catcher” was performed in Los Angeles — even though Stuart Murdoch had to refer to a cheat sheet a couple of times for the lyrics. [...]

Opening Day 1994 seems like such a long time ago

Hanger-on Dan just sent out an e-mail with the subject line “News of earth-shaking impact” that turned out to contain a link to an mlb.com news story and the words “Prepare to be a Reds fan.” Now, I don’t have an especially fast connection, and I was using much of the speed I do [...]

Backpedaling often results in a sack

Paul Tagliabue now contends that his “as boring as standing in line at the supermarket” comment specifically refers to when he was on his law firm’s softball team in the 1970s and they made him play right field. He should have listened to Peter, Paul and Mary’s inspirational song about playing that position!