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.