April 5th, 2010 5:33 pm | by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

The Baseball Project, "Cubs 2010," Broadside Ballads

The Baseball ProjectHappy Opening Day! While I was pleased to see my beloved Boston Red Sox beat the Yankees last night, local rock star and baseball junkie Scott McCaughey has his own team he's pulling for in 2010. Premiering this morning on ESPN.com (take that, Pitchfork!), the Baseball Project's "Cubs 2010" just might be the best song ever written about The Curse, Lou Piniella, Carlos Marmol and the lovable Chicago Cubs.

If the Cubbies somehow find a way to end their 102-year drought this fall, then "Cubs 2010" will surely be the soundtrack blasting from the clubhouse. The tune itself—penned by McCaughey and his band of MLB-loving buddies, including R.E.M.'s Peter Buck—is a fun and bouncy ode littered with obscure and nerdy baseball references (Merkle's boner! The billy goat! 30/100 men!) and history about both the Cubs and their current players. It's also a reminder that summer is just around the corner, folks. Goodbye Milton Bradley and all those mistakes. Hello, baseball season!


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