"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
As far as sports go, my strongest association with the song is Detroit Red Wings hockey games. The sound system cuts out so the crowd can yell the "born and raised in south Detroit" line. Never mind the fact that there is no south Detroit. Or, there is but it's more commonly known as Windsor, Ontario.
Other teams frequently co-opt the song, though. In recent years, baseball's Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have all used it as an inspirational anthem. Lead singer Steve Perry is himself a native Californian and a die-hard Giants fan. Apparently, he didn't like the Dodgers using it one bit!
"Don't Stop Believin'" was one of three top 10 singles released from the band's most successful studio album, Escape. Both "Open Arms" and "Who's Crying Now" charted higher but 32 years on, there's little doubt as to which track has the strongest legacy.
I must credit Suze with finding this one a while back - definitely worth sharing:
Some will win.
Some will lose.
Some were born to sing the blues.
Oh, the movie never ends.
It goes on and on and on and on...
My Baseball Fantasy
Vermont League: won, 9-1 (105-64-11 overall, 1st place out of 12 teams)
Maryland League: lost, 4-5-1 (94-76-10, 4th of 10)
Public League: 82 Rostisserie points (4th of 12)
My Player of the Week: Anibal Sanchez (Starting Pitcher, Tigers) with 1 win, 19 strikeouts, a 2.45 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP
Sad tale: I lost to my daughter in the Maryland league this week - my daughter who stopped paying attention to her team almost the same instant she started, back in March.