Many of you likely know of the great band The Baseball Project. Their members include several wonderful rock musicians who gained their fame in other bands, including Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck and Mike Mills. I could go and on, and I might at some point, but they write and perform songs about baseball, and they have made four great records. I have seen them live four times.
Their most recent record (called The 3rd) came out in 2014 (guys, its time), and includes a fantastic song about collecting baseball cards that speaks to my young adult years rather pointedly.
I can’t find a video performance on-line, but here is the audio. Have a listen, and then buy the CD/record. Then buy the rest of them.
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This is a video of The Baseball Project’s song 1976 (my favorite song of their’s) it’s from an event at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in 2012. At the start of the video Steve Wynn remarks about playing in front of baseball cards. On the screen behind the band, they were displaying baseball cards from the museum’s Burdick Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZwYozpVc4