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The Baseball Project "Vol 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails"

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The Baseball Project "Vol 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails"


1. Past Time

2. Ted Fucking Williams

3. Gratitude (For Curt Flood)

4. Broken Man

5. Satchel Paige

6. Fernando

7. Long Before My Time

8. Jackie's Lament

9. Sometimes I Dream of Willie Mays

10. The Death of Big Ed Delahanty

11. Harvey Haddix

12. The Yankee Flipper

13. The Closer


The album is being streamed in its entirety at:




hit record stores on July 8th:




"So long ago, so long, Pastime, are you past your prime?"

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Steve Wynn is a fucking genius. This was a really tough project to pull off without sounding hackneyed and trite. But these guys have done it. And it seems like Steve is getting more pub for this than all his dream syndicate, gutterball and solo stuff. Hopefully, people hear this and go out and buy his earlier stuff, which is almost uniformly brilliant.


Tell me when it's Over may be the best song ever. If not, maybe it's When you Make up your Mind. Or maybe As it Should Be?


You can't buy a Steve Wynn record and not totally dig it.

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I picked this up last weekend and have been listening since.


Anyone who likes baseball and music MUST pick this up. The lyrics are intereting, informative and entertaining, and the music is mostly great. Definitely one of my faves of the year.



Just the song titles might make someone want to get it...."Ted Fucking Williams", "Some Days I Dream of Willie Mays", "Satchel Paige Said", "The Yankee Flipper", "Jackie's Lament"....



If only this had been around when Ken Burns made his PBS baseball documentary....Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn may have made a few extra bucks.

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