Ever since I posted about the Little Things and baseball, I’ve noticed just how connected live music is to the best game in the whole world. And since it’s that time of year, there’s a seasonal buzz going around about blending the two, with the most recent being a double concert this fall between Jay-Z and Eminem.
When I heard the news about Eminem and Jay-Z teaming up to play Yankee Stadium and Comerica Park later this fall, I wondered how the concerts would turn out.
Sure, Eminem’s new song “Not Afraid,” from his Recovery album, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts. But will his Comerica Park show be as triumphant as his return last year in Detroit?
Will Jay-Z’s performance of Empire State Of Mind later this year be as inspiring as his performance with Alicia Keys before World Series Game 2 last year? See what Jay-Z says when ESPN announcer Rick Sutcliffe references the impact that show had on the Yankee players in the video above.
Let’s Dream For A Moment
I put on my dreaming cap, and off the top of my head, I’ve listed a few Chicago bands that I’d like to see play the best baseball park in the world Wrigley Field:
- A Chicago blues showcase featuring Buddy Guy and other local blues legends
- Kanye West
- Lupe Fiasco
- Umphrey’s McGee
- Miraculously bring Steve Goodman back from the dead to play a concert that he rightfully deserves since he’s the genius who wrote “Go Cubs Go.”
Pick a City, Any City
What favorite hometown bands and baseball parks would you like to see join forces? And Chicago fans, go ahead and add to my list of Chicago bands. I’m looking forward to your picks, too. And, yes, in case you’re wondering, Sox fans are welcome.
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