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Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

village.jpgOne of our readers is an editor at Spin magazine. He sent me a link to a story by Jeff Pearlman on the origins of the song YMCA and how it came to be played every day at Yankee Stadium.

All I can say is that a lot of folks have no idea what they’re dancing to.

Meanwhile, another reader has started a petition to get rid of YMCA at Yankee Stadium. We wish you well in your quest, Sean.

I’m the wrong guy to ask. I’m cranky and loud, crappy music doesn’t exactly help writing on deadline. But YMCA and Cotton-Eye Joe have always struck me as curious choices for music at a game. But the Yankees have their script and they cling to it like grim death. It hasn’t changed much in years.

It could be worse. At least they don’t play Who Let The Dogs Out? or the inspid Sweet Caroline. That song is just creepy.

It’ll be interesting to see what changes, if any, will be made at the new Stadium. Hopefully the Yankees will urge fans to sit quietly between innings and read blogs on their PDAs.




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