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New Music At Wrigley Field

By bullpenbrian at 06.18.2010 4 comments.

Besides seeing the Cubs’ season slip away, we’re also witnessing the changing of Wrigley Field.

First the Toyota sign in left field, then the giant noodle on Clark, and now, the end of live organ music to introduce Cub batters at the plate.

I get the advertising deals…the Cubs need more revenue streams. But the organ music is a staple of Wrigley, something other ballparks don’t have, but probably should.

Nonetheless, the baseball world turns, and as Lou would say ‘what can you do?’

The new trend started last weekend, although several Cub players have yet to choose a theme song. If I were a Cub, here are the cuts I’d have playing when stepping to the plate.

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  1. BleacherBoy says:

    The Toyota sign is not as bad as I had imagined, the noodle doesn’t matter (outside the park), but the cancellation of organ introductions and replacement with music cuts is vile and violative of the ballpark experience.

    I’m not some codger who wants time to stand still on all fronts…but this is not logistical modernization (like the lights) and doesn’t carry any benefits (like a jumbo-tron or modern plumbing, or new seats might).

    It just doesn’t fit or belong at Wrigley — sign this petition if you agree:


  2. demonopie says:

    I noticed they played “The Rockafeller Skank” for Xavier Nady. “right about now…funk soul brother” It wasn’t that obtrusive, if the players like it, no problem.

    • bullpenbrian says:

      Ah, very cool. Didn’t know that.
      Will look forward to hearing some more of the theme music.
      All together now! “Check it out now…funk soul brother, right about now…funk soul brother!”

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