Another Fantastic Idea, Brought to You By ESPN

This is how I know I’m getting old: I can remember a time when Baseball Tonight actually showed nothing but highlights from the day’s games. It was simple and straightforward and fantastic, assuming you’re a baseball fan. But now, well, it’s just one of the worst shows on ESPN. Which is saying something. Their latest creation? A battle of the bands: ↵
↵⇥To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of baseball's most famous tune [“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”], "Baseball Tonight" has asked nine popular musical artists to record a rendition of the song and engage in a battle of the bands. ↵
↵The participating bands include such superstars as The Punch Brothers and Candlebox, but first up to totally humiliate himself was Peter Gammons, from last Sunday: ↵
↵ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵ ↵
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↵The winner will be decided by something called “SportsNation,” which apparently is a country that, contrary to its name, cares more about washed up musicians performing ballpark tunes than it does about actual sports.
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↵(H/T: Tirico Suave)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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