Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

LIVE: Minus 5, The Baseball Project, Steve Wynn IV @ Valentine’s, 9/21/09

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Linda Pitmon, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of Minus 5

Linda Pitmon, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of Minus 5

1984. The Agora Ballroom. Hartford, Connecticut. The Dream Syndicate opens for R.E.M. Karl Precoda tears the ringing opening notes of “Tell Me When It’s Over” out of an impossibly loud Gibson, and by the time the first chorus desperately thunders out of the shaking PA all is right with the world.

2009. Valentine’s. Albany, New York. The Steve Wynn IV is The Baseball Project is The Minus 5. Peter Buck glides the ringing opening notes of “Tell Me When It’s Over” out of a jangling Rickenbacker, and by the time all the paunchy, balding 45-year-old white guys are bopping their heads to the first chorus all is right with the world again, at least on that little stretch of New Scotland Avenue.

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LIVE: Wilco @ Dutchess Stadium, 7/18

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Matt Mac Haffie describes Saturday, July 18 as “a perfect day for travel, tailgating and a brilliant baseball park concert.”

And then he proves just what he means with this series of photographs from the Wilco concert at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls.

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7/21/59: It was 50 years ago today…

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

In the eighth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox, Pumpsie Green was called into the game as a pinch runner for the Boston Red Sox, thus becoming the first African American to play for the Red Sox.

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The Boston team was the last Major League Baseball franchise to integrate – 12 years after Jackie Robinson first broke the color barrier.

Read Pumpsie Green’s first-person account here.

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