Yep, it’s October 1st. Holy Cow! The minor league regular season has been over for just about a month now and we’re a few days out of the MLB clubs shutting it down for the offseason except for those that are playoff bound. Which is where we’ll start a vast array of topics on the blog today: Baseball playoff theme songs.
It has now become obligatory to associate any kind of big sporting event with some theme song that is played in every TV commercial leading up to, and during the event. Just off the top of my head, I think I can remember a few of the former songs that have been used to describe the MLB Playoffs over the past few seasons. We’ve got Kid Rock’s “Born Free”, that was used to fully encapsulate the action of the 2010 MLB playoffs (awful, awful choice). There was Time Tempah’s “Written in the Stars” for last year’s playoffs, which I thought was a solid choice. Then there was Bon Jovi’s “We Weren’t Born to Follow” that was used in 2009 (also, kind of ehhhhh….). I also can’t seem to shake the memory that Tom Petty was also thrown in there a few years prior (2007 or 2008) but I can’t remember what the song was but if anyone remembers, leave a comment here.
In case any of you would like to watch any of the previous years commercials, you have the good folks at YouTube on your side and the links below.
Now as I started to write this blog today and somehow this topic jaunted to the top, I didn’t have the slightest clue who was doing this year’s postseason commercial song because I hand’t honestly viewed it yet (due to either its lack of play or the fact that I hardly watch live TV). And who do I find that sings the commercial? Yep, The Boss – Bruce Springsteen. Really? I know that Curve 3B/1B Jeremy Farrell is a huge fan of the boss so I’m sure he’s been in heaven every time it comes on. Here’s this year’s promo:
This year’s song is titled “Land of Hope and Dreams” so get ready to remember that a year from now. Personally, I think other songs could have received some seriously good consideration like Imagine Dragons “On Top of the World”, which as I webcralwer to find it (remember web crawler?), I see that it turns up on this year’s FIFA ’13 soundtrack (see below). This I think would have been a prime choice. Another that also could have made my cut, Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (in one of its remix forms). Just a couple of suggestions
Regardless, I’ll digress for now and move along to some other happenings here from Curve, Pa.
We’d like to thank everyone that came out for Yuengling Oktoberfest 2012 on Saturday. We had some solid weather and a rousting good time seeing everyone back in the ballpark. Shoutouts to all three musical acts, Kevin Solecki, Joe Maloy and the Dick Tady Orchestra, are in order for livening up the evening and providing some good tunes. And let’s not forget to thank the Manzos: Caroline (
@CarolineManzo), Chris ( @chris_manzo) and Albie ( @AlbieManzo) for spending the afternoon with us. Again, we thank you for attending and hope you had as much fun at the event as we had putting it on. Also, it appears Waldo even made his way out to the event here on Saturday, crazy! Can you find him?
And last, but certainly not least, we have a treat for you. Now that we’ve had some time to sort through all the video from this past season and find some good nuggets, we’ve decided to share one here from an off day earlier this year. Both myself and Tyler Maun had never had a chance to hop on The Skyliner next door at Lakemont Park and we found a few people who were willing to come with us to take a ride. Jarek Cunningham and Kelson Brown joined us for a roller coaster ride on the off day and we of course brought along Dir. of Creative Services John Foreman to video the whole thing. It was also his first time on the coaster. Here’s the ensuing video. We’ll be back later in the week hopefully to preview the upcoming Arizona Fall League season, which begins next week.
Until next time