(currently in heavy rotation on a certain Hall Of Fame catcher’s iPod)
Aside from the windy conditions and a couple of rain delays, the Gary Carter National Grand Slam baseball tournament that has been played in Palm Beach County this week has been an excellent event.
There™s been several entertaining games, including nine one-run games and five others decided by only two runs. Can™t beat that. I also had the opportunity to see a couple of outstanding pitching performances this week ” Palm Beach Central senior Gary Gustavson™s sparkling four-hit shutout against Eureka, Mo., on Wednesday and the no-hit gem by junior Navery Moore of Tennessee™s Battleground Academy against Cardinal Newman on Tuesday.
I do have one complaint, however. Most of the music played before and during the Newman-Battleground game at West Boca™s field was rap or hip-hop music. Granted, I™m not a fan of either style, but I don™t hate it. To each his own. I just don™t want to hear it at a baseball game, for crying out loud! Classic rock ˜n roll or country is the only music that should be played at baseball games, at any level. I hear enough rap booming from cars when I™m stopped at traffic lights.
As Tom Hanks so eloquently exclaimed in A League of Their Own, there™s no crying in baseball. No rap, either, OK?!!!
While I fully respect Mr. Dorsey’s right to express an controversial opinion, I submit there might be far worse musical intrusions out there.