The Baseball Project records song about A's

The Baseball Project records song about A's
March 31, 2014, 1:30 pm
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The Baseball Project released their third baseball-related album. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THEBASEBALLPROJECT.NET)

As you monitor the forecast, wondering if the rain holds off enough for the A’s to squeeze in Monday night’s season opener, this might brighten your day.

A band called The Baseball Project, made up partly of members of R.E.M., recently released their third baseball-themed album, and it includes a song called “They Are The Oakland A’s.”

Give it a listen -- it’ll stick in your brain whether you want it to or not. The song is full of A’s references – both past and current – and over at athleticsfarm.com, they pieced together a video for the song made up of highlight clips from the past couple of seasons.

One of the song’s better lyrics: “Moneyball creators … jacked ‘round by the Raiders.”

It might be worth picking up The Baseball Project’s latest album for the song titles alone. Among the 18 tracks – “The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads” and “Pascual On The Perimeter,” a song about former Braves pitcher Pascual Perez getting lost on the way to his home ballpark of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

As for the weather, forecasts call for possible thunderstorms in Oakland late in the afternoon and a heavy chance of rain all the way up through the 7:05 p.m. scheduled first pitch against the Cleveland Indians. The A's haven't had a game rained out at the Coliseum since May 5, 1998.

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