This year’s All-Star Game musical guests announced
Remember when Major League Baseball had Bread sing “Make it with you” before the 1972 All-Star Game and Bob Gibson killed David Gates with his bare hands? Man, that was epic.
We live in a more genteel time now, however, and today’s baseball players don’t much mind it when the All-Star pregame is turned into a vehicle for promoting pop stars and things. Thus, last year, Pitbull performed before the game. This year, there are other acts at the various All-Star events:
First of all, she should do “Brownsville Girl” if she does any Dylan song because that’s a sweet, overlooked jam.
Second: while “Forever Young” is going to be part of a ceremony honoring “30 “All-Star Teachers” who have made an impact on their community, the part of me that hates you all and wants to see the world burn wants them to turn the song into a Jeter serenade. Picture him on a chair in front of home plate, all of the other All-Stars surrounding him with adoring looks on their faces as “may yoooou staaaayyy . . . . foreeeeeh-eh-ver youuuunnnggg” echoes through the ballpark.
Third: I bet you all just threw up.Anyway, what else ya got, MLB?
Happy birthday to me, I guess.
If Justin Morneau wins The Final Vote, however, he’ll be doing it with Russell Martin accompanying him on traditional Canadian musical instruments which, I presume, exist.
Maybe not the top gig of the weekend, but Panic! At the Disco may be the biggest stars at the “celebrity” softball game.
I’ll be inside by then, trying to get that whole Jeter ceremony idea off the ground.
Fine I guess. My kids like the “Radioactive” song. All of this needs more Baseball Project, however. If you want that, go to Durham:
@craigcalcaterra just fyi, @BaseballProject are headlining the AAA All-Star concert in Durham on Saturday.— Steve Reynolds (@reynoldstop20) July 8, 2014