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Vacation: Cooperstown

Posted in Billy Bragg and Wilco, Chuck Brodsky on July 21, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

Quick update from the road today…

My wife and I are vacationing in our nation’s capitol this week, but we took a little side trip up to Cooperstown, NY on Sunday to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Personal highlights for me at the HOF included seeing the Cincinnati Reds’ 1976 World Series Trophy, a Reds’ World Series ring from 1990, and the shoes Pete Rose wore when he got hit number 4,192 to break Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record. I’m a die hard Cincinnati fan, if you can’t tell.

We also saw a replica of Joe Dimaggio’s locker and a copy of a letter written to the Major League office by the umpire who made the famous out call when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base and cost the Giants the pennant in 1908. Here are songs about both of those players.

Billy Bragg & Wilco: Joe Dimaggio Done it Again (Buy Album)
Chuck Brodsky: Bonehead Merkle (Buy Album)

It’s Baseball Season

Posted in Chuck Brodsky on April 9, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The Major League Baseball season started this week. Even though my Cincinnati Reds are already 0-2 and will likely be out of the race by May… I still can’t help but get excited for a new season.

To honor the new season, here’s a track from Chuck Brodsky’s The Baseball Album.

Chuck Brodsky: Lefty (Buy Album)