Mayor Thomas Menino took to Twitter today to get Bostonians riled up in advance of the Red Sox traveling to St. Louis this weekend for Games 3 and 4 of the World Series. His request? Red Sox playlist songs. This is dangerous territory: Boston could lazily suggest hackneyed, overplayed songs that are synonymous with local sports or, hopefully, come up with some better suggestions to give the Sox some new competitive fuel. We’ll leave the wisdom to the masses. These are the songs we desperately hope DO NOT get suggested to Mr. Mayor. More
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With all this talk recently (well…for months) about kicking “Sweet Caroline” to the Lansdowne Street curb, it’s time to bring the heat and offer up a candidate worthy of slipping into that middle of the eighth inning slot. That’s right, I’m talking to you, Fenway spin-master TJ Connelly. But it needs to be a track that gets the people feeling good. Even feeling fine. Dammit, TJ, just let the music play. That’s right, I’m bringing the Doobie Brothers’ classic “Listen to the Music” to the table. Why? Oh, I’ll tell you why.
At the bars this weekend, don’t just toast to sentimental crap like the birth of your nephew or your best friend coming to town or the fact that you finally got that ankle bracelet removed. Toast to the end of the government shutdown, JP Morgan’s admission of wrongdoing, this guy’s platinum ‘do (above), and the newest Masshole reality show about modern-day lumberjacks. That will get the whole bar cheers-ing. More