Monday, May 13, 2013
Baseball Tunes: God Bless America
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, "God Bless America" has become the seventh-inning stretch song of choice at many American ballparks, supplanting "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Tin Pan Alley legend Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving in the Army. While the song does have a verse, most performers skip it and go straight to the chorus.
My Baseball Fantasy
Vermont League: tied, 5-5 (30-23-7 overall, 1st place out of 12 teams)
Maryland League: won, 6-3-1 (31-27-2, 4th of 10)
Public League: 85.5 Rotisserie points (3rd of 12)
My Player of the Week: Evan Longoria (Third Baseman, Rays) with 3 home runs, 11 RBI, 8 runs and a .464 batting average