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Bernie Williams 'Moving Forward' ... With Music

Bernie Williams (yes, the ex-baseball star) has released a new album, "Moving Forward." And who better to write about it than The Washington Post's music-obsessed national baseball writer, Dave Sheinin? Herewith, his review. (And by the way, Yankees fans, Chien-Ming Wang just gave up two more homers while you...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 20, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Boss at the Super Bowl

Now the Cards have drawn a rough hand. . . (Associated Press) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the Super Bowl half-time show, and Malitz and I watched because, well, Liz Clarke just wasn't gonna report on it for us. The 12-minute set featured shortened versions of four...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 1, 2009; 08:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

What Your Halftime Performance Says About You

Since the Arizona Cardinals are involved, it's pretty hard to get excited about Sunday's Super Bowl. Maybe that's why everyone is so pumped for the halftime show with Bruce and the E Street Band. Predicting the set list isn't just for bloggers and Bruceologists who spend too much time refreshing...

By David Malitz | January 29, 2009; 05:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Super Bowl Predictions

Malitz and I already predicted Springsteen's half-time set, back in September. He liked this foursome: 1. "Rosalita" Perfect upbeat opener, those few thousand superfluous dancers sure to be on the field can easily choreograph something to this. 2. "Glory Days" It's the Yankees victory song (retired until 2009, suckers!),...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 28, 2009; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (7)

Worlds Colliding, Fantasy Hoops and Malkmus Edition

If I had to come up with a list of 10 things in the world that I love, fantasy basketball and Pavement would certainly be near the top of that list. So imagine my shock when I refreshed Rotoworld last night (yes, refreshed, it's always up on my computer) and...

By David Malitz | January 14, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Token Baseball Post of the Day

While reading Bill Simmons' excellent article on Manny Ramirez (I know, right?) this line certainly caught me off guard: "You could always count on Manny to act like the craziest guy at a Fugazi concert. Nobody loved the walk-off mosh pit more." I can tell you that Ian MacKaye would...

By David Malitz | October 3, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Put Me In Coach, I'm Ready To Play ... A Rick Ross Song

When Malitz stumbled upon this database of Major League Baseball at-bat songs on ESPN last week, he had but one response: "Wow wow wow." Couldn't have said it better myself, as it's like the mother lode for music-loving baseball nerds. About the only thing that would improve it might be...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 1, 2008; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bruce At The Super Bowl: Game On

Bruuuuce! And we don't mean Isaac. (Gerald Martineau/TWP) The NFL and NBC confirmed on Sunday what had been long rumored on the Backstreets: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the next Super Bowl halftime show headliners. Glory days, indeed. The high-profile performance by the one of the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 29, 2008; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (33)

Trade Deadline Playlist

Sorry for the lack of content today. We're too busy hitting refresh on ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus, Rotoworld and Jon Heyman's Trade Report Blog to read the latest on that Jason Bay/Manny Ramirez mega-deal. But we did have time to cook up up a quick MLB Trade Deadline playlist. Enjoy. "Should...

By David Malitz | July 31, 2008; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (3)

Post Rock's NBA Finals Preview

KG and Eddie Vedder both prefer hanging in the background. There are basically two things that I care about: music and the NBA. If there's ever any chance to combine the two, I jump at it. So with the NBA Finals kicking off tonight I thought I'd take a...

By David Malitz | June 5, 2008; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rauch-and-Roll!*

The Prodigy: Scarily en fuego. On his MLBSunday page yesterday (D11, for those dead-tree subscribers keeping score at home, near the recycling pile), TWP baseball dude and noted Drive-By Truckers fan Dave Sheinin wrote a a Very Important Item about interim Washington Nationals closer Jon Rauch. "The time has...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 21, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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