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Come See About Me

Alex and Diane have both been kind enough to mention this already, but I just wanted to post a reminder that I will be appearing at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center this Sunday at 2pm along with Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein, Christina Kahrl, Jay Jaffe, and Neil deMause. This is ostensibly to promote Baseball Prospectus 2009, which we all contributed to (Banter readers note that the Yankees team essay was among my contributions), but for you it’s $6 (or free if you buy a book) to see Yogi’s museum and pepper some of the best baseball minds on the net with questions for two hours.

If you can’t make it on Sunday, I’ll also be at the 18th St. Barnes & Nobel in Manhattan on Thursday March 12 and the Rutgers University Bookstore in New Brunswick, NJ on Thursday March 26.

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1 OldYanksFan   ~  Feb 27, 2009 4:26 pm

On PeteAbe's site, PA has a link posted to Bernie doing "Take me out to the ballgame". It is simply an awesome, beautifully done piece. It reminds me that while writing is important, it's arrangment that really makes great music. Here is a song with little redeeming musical value, but Bernie has made a lovely ballad out of it. Of course, Bernie's tie to the game gives it some extra special meaning.

Check it out. Really worth the listen.

2 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Feb 27, 2009 5:11 pm

Of course, if you've been watching Ken Burns' Baseball on the MLB Network these last several weeks you've heard about 9,000 similar somber acoustic guitar versions of the song. The synths Bernie adds on the repeat of the song are atrocious, but then some of his voicings are unique and origial, so that's a split decision (as in, split the song in half and toss out the repeat).

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