David Temple, of NotGraphs fame, has started a baseball podcast. Temple wanted to make one that was a thoughtful take on the cross section of art and culture and baseball. A This American Life of the baseball set, if you will. (Old Time Family Baseball)
The latest episode (#2) is about music and baseball, features an interview with the PA announcer and music guy for the Rangers, and composer Jack Stamp, ”who wrote Pastime (A Salute to Baseball), one of the only pieces of classical music written about baseball”. Michael Claire, from Old Time Family Baseball talks about why professional athletes pick such awful music, which is one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a while.
BTW, I am so ready for baseball season to start.