April 26, 2007


This is dedicated to the Duck U. student that didn't believe me when I told her.

Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou
Katie blew.
On a Saturday her young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go
To see a show
But Miss Kate said "No,
I'll tell you what you can do:"
[Chorus] Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names.
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along,
Good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

[repeat Chorus]

-Lyrics by Jack Norworth, music by Albert Von Tilzer.

Kids these days...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 04:23 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 It's part of why baseball is the only sport I really enjoy watching. What other sport has its own national anthem, which is sung by the crowd at every game?

Does your student know the story behind the Seventh Inning Stretch? (I'm sure you do.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 26, 2007 05:21 PM (+rSRq)

2 Probably not... she's a White Sox fan, I think. Heck, when she didn't even believe that the third most played song in the US actually has more lyrics than just the chorus? (to be fair, I only remember the first part...)

Regarding the history of the 7th Inning Stretch, it's amazing what can happen when a President attends a game, isn't it?

I tend to listen to baseball games on the radio more than watch them anymore... and when I DO watch them, I've got the TV volume turned down, and the radio turned up. I blame Herb Carneal for that, but the Cubs' announcers (Pat Hughes and Ron Santo) pretty much solidified it these past 10 years.

Plus, c'mon: there's only a handful of people on TV games that don't flat-out suck. Vin Scully (and his vocal clone, Jon Miller) are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Forget the morons on ESPN, none of their broadcasting crew could announce their way out of a paper bag.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 26, 2007 06:19 PM (h/YdH)

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