Thursday, March 03, 2005

Tone Def

The Nationals debuted a theme song yesterday. I haven't heard it yet, but I'll defer to this judgement.
The Nationals have plenty of things to smooth out before Opening Day, but right at the top of the list should be pulling the plug on their theme song. The heavy-metal tune, "We Are the Washington Nationals" sounds as if it was performed by a Def Leppard tribute band, and is more suited for an Arena Football team than a major-league club. After a few games of listening to this screeching nightmare, the former Expos will be nostalgic for the silence of Olympic Stadium, which may have lacked crowd noise but always played good music.

5 Comments:

  • This might be in somewhat bad taste, but the song might be apropos, considering our center fielder swings like Def Lepard's drummer . . . nah, that really is in bad taste. Sorry.

    By Blogger Basil, at 3/03/2005 2:07 PM  

  • Actually, their drummer did play in the majors:
    Rick AllenOr... if you're more crass...

    He was a distant relative of Pete Grayand an even distanter relative of this guyYeah, I really need a hobby.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/03/2005 2:14 PM  

  • Yep, good ol' One Arm Daily. From . . . Ireland. (Somewhere in Ireland, I guess. Eh, they didn't keep records of such things back then.) With a 500 IP season, he sure makes Big LIVAN! look like a cap pistol.

    My dad used to tell me a story about Pete Gray when I was a kid. I'm sure it was apocryphal, though I've never checked, but he said Gray lost his arm as a result of hangin' it out of the window while in a car---that a speeding car going the opposite direction sliced it straight off.

    Probably no basis in truth, but it sure scared an eight year-old kid, I'll tell yas.

    By Blogger Basil, at 3/03/2005 2:29 PM  

  • I had to look it up. Thanks google!

    He fell off a truck's running board when he was six, and his arm got caught in the wheel. Ouch!

    I love the euphanism 'lost his arm' It just creates this image of a six year old looking around a ditch someplace wondering where he put it.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/03/2005 2:34 PM  

  • Sure beats "losing his head" or if Mr. Peanut "lost his nuts."

    Nice find, by the way.

    By Blogger Basil, at 3/03/2005 4:05 PM  

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