Oh Say Can You Sing?

I just got my “Oh Say Can You Sing?” CD. It was released in 2005 apparently, but I just now heard of it. All of the recordings feature vocals by current Major Leaguers, plus one by Ozzie Smith. It’s a very cool concept, but several of the songs just sound like someone recorded karaoke. But the guys who play their own instruments (Matt Ginter, Ben Broussard, Scott Linebrink) more than make up for the karaoke sound. The CD also includes Coco Crisp and Jimmy Rollins who perform their own original rap songs. Omar Vizquel, whose accent… Well I feel mean but it’s funny. More importantly it’s endearing. That’s not a knock on Omar. The list is rounded out by Jeff Conine, Sean Casey, Kelly Wunsch and Aubrey Huff. (more…)

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Hope From The Next Generation

Not every kid is in his bedroom on his computer, playing videogames or God forbid, doing whatever people do with Magic cards or Pokemon cards (Ok, so once I visited my cousin and we played Magic with his deck and that was a pretty fun game). Don’t believe me? Let me tell you about Oliver Wahlstrom. He’s 9 years old and plays on a hockey team for 12 year olds. That would be enough for me to believe he’s good. But after I saw this video it appears to me that “good” is an understatement.
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