MLB General

Bad news for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

From the Worldwide Leader in Sports comes yet another horrible, horrible idea. Baseball Tonight is celebrating the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by having nine bands (we use the term quite loosely) record their own unique and personal version of the song which will then be put up to a vote to determine the winner of the battle of the bands. On Sunday’s episode of the show, they couldn’t find a real musician, so they just threw Peter Gammons in front of a camera and told him to sing. Don’t believe us? Here’s the old, wrinkled proof.


[ESPN]: Celebrating 100 years with `Battle of the Bands’

Baltimore Orioles

Take me out to the OLD ballgame!

It’s that time again. Time to vote and take full advantage of your rights as an American citizen; time to band with those who share similar philosophical views and unite for the greater good of our country.  Of course, we’re talking about the competition to determine who sang the best rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.”  After all, you do know it’s the 100th anniversary of the national pastime’s unofficial anthem.

Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by voting on who should lead the crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the Seventh Inning Stretch on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 1:35 p.m. ET, when the Orioles host the Washington Nationals!

Don’t take this responsibility lightly.  There are 10 valid candidates for the honor and the power is in your hands.  Use it wisely.


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