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Kurt’s Blog: I Will Raise the Batting Averages of the I-Cubs
Kurt’s Blog: I Will Raise the Batting Averages of the I-Cubs

Note: The above photo was from last season…can’t wait for our first family game this season!

Iowa Cubs Players

Let me pick your batting music for you. I was at the game on Monday afternoon (which was a beautiful day for a game)…and as a former “sound guy” for the Iowa Cubs back in 1997-2000, I have a special play in my heart for batting intro music (the song that usually the player picks as he approaches his at bat).

Logan Watkins…I don’t know what hip-hop song you picked, but it’s no good…especially for batting.

You need something with a good built in intro. If you want to go hip-hop, I’m all for it…hip-hop & rock is that way to go on this. Country doesn’t work as intro music.

Songs with humor…irony…great. One of the best examples? There was a player named Rod McCall…he went to the plate batting to the “Space Jam” (remember the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny movie) theme…why? Because he chose the chorus…”I hit ’em high, hit’em high…I hit ’em low, hit ’em low”. See what he did there? Perfecto.

Another great example…Brock…oh, I forget his last name…quickly…Google…Tarrik Brock…that was his name. He batted to the theme music to the wrestler “The Rock”. Everyone liked it…it made sense. Brock…Rock…synergy. Beautiful.

AC/DC always works…2pac songs always work…stay away from Rihanna.

The opening of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”…perfect.

The opening to any Macklemore song (“Thrift Shop”, “Can’t Hold Us”) All excellent choices.

What would I bat too? The opening riff of “Alive” by Pearl Jam of course. I really like former Iowa Cubs & current Cub Anthony Rizzo’s choice…”Can’t Stop” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Nice pick…nice beginning…catchy. He obviously put some thought behind his choice.

The roadtrips can get long…so in your downtime I-Cubs players, re-think your batting intro music.

I tell ya what though…Monday afternoon at the I-Cubs game was AWESOME. Me, myself, a Philly Cheesesteak, a volcano sno-cone, and a beer (okay, two beers)…sun…Matt Garza making a rehab start. Perfect afternoon.

Laughed Out Loud at this Link

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-sport-scenes-in-movies-by-people-who-dont-watch-sports/

Just wow…

Another LOL List

The Worst Lifetime Movie Tiltes of All-Time (compiled by Mom.me). I have no idea if these movies have any value or not…but the movie titles are fantastically terrible.

1. Dirty Teacher

2. Live Once, Die Twice

3. Half a Dozen Babies

4. I me Wed

5. And Baby Will Fall

6. Cab to Canada

7. I Do (But I Don’t)

8. My Stepson, My Love

9. Have You Seen My Son

10. A Boyfriend for Christmas

Truly, great stuff.

The Lifetime Channel & SyFy Channel must have a ball coming up with these names.

OctoShark v. Scorptula…AWESOME!

This Is a Lie

Guns N’ Roses are going to release a new album in 2014 apparently. This is a flat out lie. An album might happen…but it’s not Guns N’ Roses…it’s an Axl Rose-fronted tribute band. When the group has 5 members…and 4 have left…you’re no longer said band.

AWESOME is as AWESOME does!

 

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