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Published: 2012/06/22

The Baseball Project Set Dates

The Baseball Project has announced a tour of major and minor league ballparks, clubs and festivals throughout July. The tour kicks off at NYC’s City Winery as a part of the CBGB Festival. The band will also perform at Fenway Park to sing the National Anthem for the Red Sox-Yankees game.

The Baseball Project features Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey, as well as R.E.M.’s Mike Mills on bass (filling in for his former R.E.M. co-founder Peter Buck). As the band’s name implies, The Baseball Project finds inspiration from America’s pastime; writing witty songs about baseball, it’s players and teams. For their second album, The Baseball Project reached out to baseball fans and fellow rockers like Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, the Decemberists’ Chris Funk and John Moen, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn to contribute. Finn will share a bill with The Baseball Project at New York’s City Winery on July 5 and likely join them for the Minnesota Twins anthem he recorded for The Baseball Project’s new record.

Here’s a look at The Baseball Project’s upcoming dates

July 5 New York, NY – City Winery (with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady)

July 6 New London, CT – Sailfest

July 7 Boston, MA – House of Blues

July 8 Wellfleet, MA – The Beachcomber

July 24 Madison, WI – Warner Park

July 24 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

July 25 St. Louis, MO – Wood House Concert

July 26 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Co.

July 27 Somerset, WI – Soundtown Festival

July 28 Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Fest

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Nafik July 14, 2012, 03:16:22

I actually liked old Comiskey. My gdarnad used to take me and my jagoff brother there in the late 70 s on Sundays. On my 7th Birthday he gave me a $10 bill and told me to spend it on junk food. I miss the old polack. We always had crappy seats, but one Sunday an old guy took us down into the goden box area, and we thought we were the coolest. Years later, my gdarnad told me that old man was Bill Veeck, fed up with the corporate fat cats not showing up, leaving hundreds of seats empty, while kids and families sat in the loge. Doc Raker is correct, for REAL fun and value, try some minor league venues. In the midwest, you have your midwest league, or head up and see the college kids play in the Northwoods league, which is getting closer in quality to the Cape Cod league every year. In California, I’ve been to Fresno’s new AAA stadium, Bakersfield, Visalia, and Lake Elsinore. I’ve actually played MSBL games at Inland Empire in San Berdoo and Lancaster. Or, Lizzie, you could try a good old college game. My favorite would be UIC, obviously. For you, maybe Notre Dame .but be careful around the football players, who I hear have license to sexually assault women without ramifications especially if their dad works for NBC in a broadcast capacity. Allegedly. How did I get to Notre Lame rapists from Comiskey park? I haven’t even gotten my New Years drank on yet. Happy New Year to all of yous. Go Miami. Go Big 10 schools shut the SEC rednecks up, and for god sake go Bears!

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