Jun 28, 2007

Kansas City Chiefs look for a new 7th Inning Stretch Song

From the Kansas City Royals Web site:
Hey Kansas City! What song do you want to STRETCH to?
There's no question the essential 7th inning Stretch song will always be "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." It's a baseball tradition! But the dance doesn't end there...

After that each Major League ballclub and it's fans can set their own course by adopting a song and truly making it their own. Fenway Park and Red Sox Nation belts out "Sweet Caroline", the folks in Texas hoe-down to "Cotton-Eyed Joe" with the Rangers, and in the altitude of Colorado they always reach a "Rocky Mountain High"...

The Royals are asking fans to vote to help them narrow down the field from ten songs:
  • Last Dance, by Donna Summer
  • Son of a Preacher Man, by Dusty Springfield
  • Kansas City, by The Beatles
  • The Limbo
  • Cotton Eyed Joe, by Rednex
  • Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash
  • Dancing Queen, by ABBA
  • Come on Eileen, by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), by Michael Jackson
  • Sweet Caroline, by Neil Diamond
The first round of voting is done, and on July 2 three finalists will be announced. The new 7th inning stretch song will make its debut after the All Star Game.

Jon Cudo over at GameOps.com (where we originally heard about this) is voting for Come on Eileen. We're rooting for Cotton Eye Joe, although something tells me it won't win.

Fort Wayne Wizards host a Peanut-Free Night

Check out the GameOps.com discussion on a food promotion at the Fort Wayne Wizards (Minor League Baseball): Peanut-Free Night

Don't try this at your stadium: Free sharpie giveaways

From the Dodge City Daily Globe:
The inexplicable thing happening at Wrigley Field was one of those giveaways. On June 17 the first 10,000 fans were given a Cubs Sharpie. Yep, pens which write with permanent ink. This ink resists a variety of cleaning fluids and possibly even napalm. The brain trust in the Cubs promotions department willingly handed 10,000 fans (adults, children, and drunkards) 10,000 pens... Read more...

(via GameOps.com)

Jun 11, 2007

Link round-up, post-playoff edition

Now that we have a bit of free time on our hands after the end of the Stanley Cup Final, here are a few "recommended reading" links that have piled up \over the past couple months: