MLB Sticks With "I Love The 90s" Theme For All Star Game

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I already told you about Jon Bon Jovi's free concert in Central Park the week of the All Star Game but MLB has announced the other musical acts performing next week. Baseball is in accordance with the law that all ASG or Super Bowl acts must have started making music in the 80s or 90s, and just like the Counting Crows last will rock!

The three musical artists who will perform during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and State Farm Home Run Derby next week at Yankee Stadium have been announced, and they make up quite an All-Star team among themselves.

Nine-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow will perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to the start of the 79th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15 at Yankee Stadium, and pop superstar Josh Groban will perform "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch. The game will be shown live on FOX beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT).

The day before the Midsummer Classic, multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will perform a two-song set prior to the start of the State Farm® Home Run Derby, which will be televised live on July 14th on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. (EDT).
I don't expect them to pick the Jonas Brothers or Miley Cirus but someone currently relevant would be a welcome change. Actually I take that back....they tried that with Puddle of Mudd a few years ago and look where they are now.

Also, I think I speak for everyone when I say, "ENOUGH F'ING THREE DOORS DOWN!!!" I don't care if you love the band or not, they are just in overkill mode right now.

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Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:49 AM


I can't vouch for the others, but Sheryl Crow just released an amazing album in February (peaked at #2 on Billboard 200 and has remained on the chart since its release). It's hard to dismiss her as being irrelevant. She's obviously not the most popular musical act out there right now, but it's stillpossible start making music in the '90s and still be relevant today. You can't put her in the Bon Jovi category.

Erin said...
Jul 10, 2008, 11:56:00 AM  

Wait a minute - All Star Game in Yankee Stadium and the 7th inning strech rendition of "God Bless America" WON'T be performed by famed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan!?!? This is the man that was so great in 2001 and practically won game 7 of the 2003 ALCS because his version was so long, Grady Little thought he could leave Pedro in.

Doneycat said...
Jul 10, 2008, 12:34:00 PM  

If this All-Star Game is supposed to be the ultimate farewell to Yankee Stadium, how in the world do they choose Josh Groban to sing God Bless American over Ronan Tynan? No matter your feelings on Tynan or the Yankees, his performance of God Bless America is the quintessential performance of that song at a sporting event.

With their love for nostalgia and the Yankees, I thought Fox would surely be able to correctly execute an over-the-top farewell to Yankee Stadium. But apparently I was wrong.

Anonymous said...
Jul 10, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  

Ronan followed by 3 Doors Down playing the Stretch. How about that?

Anonymous said...
Jul 10, 2008, 1:41:00 PM  

3 Doors Down is taking over the world!

I'm surprised that Sugar Ray or Smash Mouth isn't involved.

GMoney said...
Jul 10, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

The Jonas Brothers or Miley Cyrus? Would you seriously rather have them instead of 3 Doors Down? I'll take 3 Doors Down.

Anonymous said...
Jul 10, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

Needs more of The Hold Steady.

Chris said...
Jul 10, 2008, 6:35:00 PM  

EC invites Sheryl to the Crossroads *Blues* festival. Go figure.

thermal54 said...
Jul 10, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

Was Creed unavailable?

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 1:36:00 AM  

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