Friday, April 16, 2010

Cubs 2010 Song

Hey, the Cubs 2010 song is getting some play on the radio.

The Baseball Project is the name of a band that includes ex-Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Wynn’s wife, drummer Linda Pitmon. They play baseball-themed songs. Their first album was Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, released in 2008. Their second album is a work-in-progress called Broadside Ballads that will span the entire baseball season with one song being released each month until November. The second song released is Cubs 2010 – ESPN has it available free to download at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/news/story?id=5053976. Cubs 2010 is an upbeat positive song for Cub fans that begins:

This is the Cubs year 2010
One hundred and two years
This drought has to end
Everybody from 1908 is dead
Like Merkle's boner it will be heaven-sent
Time to win it again Cubs
Time to win it again!

We will avoid commenting here on the Merkle boner line, other than to say that we don’t concede it was a boner at all – see www.sportingchancepress.com Public Bonehead, Private Hero. However, the tune for this one is very catchy and it is apparently getting some air time. To me the music sounds a little English invasionesque, but the singing sounds a little like the Beach Boy – one of the boys without the harmonies.

No doubt there are many opinions on the various Cubs songs. Just like there are so many choices in caps these days, we’ll have a selection of songs and everyone can chose their own favorite. But I find Cubs 2010 less embarrassing than some of the others. Not that there aren’t a few lines to cringe at, but hey, it’s not bad.