Friday, September 6, 2013

Ballpark Music: It Really IS Annoying

Brilliant research by Larry Granillo at SB Nation. He was at Miller Park on Labor Day and, in addition to keeping score of the game, he kept score of every snippet of music that was piped into the ballpark. Click on the link for a play-by-play. It's fantastic. 

For the record, I don't have a problem with organ music, as long as it's sporadic and clever. ("Three Blind Mice" during an umpires' conference is clever. That stupid six-note "Charge" sequence is not.) I suppose walk-up music is OK. Trevor Hoffman got me to accept relievers' entrance music. But in general, I think ballparks play way too much music, too loudly, and a lot of what they play is crap. And don't get me started on the scoreboards telling me when to cheer...

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