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March 16, 2009

Update on the Orioles and "How 'Bout Dem Os"

Miss the first post about the song? Here it is. Mike Ward, one of the musicians behind the song, just send me an e-mail. It reads:

Saw your posts. Thanks so much. After I wrote you, we had a meeting with the Orioles. The production guy explained that the song being played at every game is all based on crowd reaction ...

However, we are hopeful that it will be almost every game, and the engineers at the O's were really excited about the song and had all kinds of cool ideas.

So, once the season starts we will see how well it's being received. If everyone loves it more cool things could happen. But it's on a trial period for now.

We are doing our best to promote the song. A couple stations picked up the song already. We got invited to do the Don Scott and Maty Bass Coffee With segment, and are playing opening day at the Babe Ruth Museum event, so things are looking good.

Anyway, thanks again!

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:35 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Local music


Maybe you should just hire this Mike Ward to write your blog.

they play the same awful music at the stadium for years. it's been awful for years and it'll continue to be awful.

song selection is based on crowd reaction? that's hysterical.

@ Sue -- Ouch!

do people really care what they play in statiums 99% of the time?

Remember when Marty Bass got busted in the hooker sting?

I LOVE the song. I attend approx 20 games a year and their song selections get old. This is SO fresh! And it's actually quite catchy and well played/sung by REAL fans. And while I've always loved the "Orioles Magic" song for its nostalgia and campy groove, this song should inject some fun this season....even if the team does suck again.

Now the sound effects and all the "cheer now" commands they do at the ballpark is another rant. Geez! Can we change it up a little!!

I just wish they would stop playing that awful "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" song.

As if I needed more reason to just watch the game on TV.

I'll take "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" over "God Bless America" every time.

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