Rock Hall honors baseball's best music...also, Baha Men
You can argue all day about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's credibility (or lack thereof). The Sex Pistols called the hall a piss stain in 2004, and its latest class of inductees certainly includes some not-so-rockin' rockers. But we think future naysayers will point to the moment those Cleveland rock appreciators decided to allow "Who Let The Dogs Out?" through their hallowed doors.
As a part of its upcoming "Take Me Out: Baseball Rocks!" exhibit, the Hall will include the Baha Men hit alongside music celebrating America's favorite pastime. Why? Well, according to the press release, because the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets played the hell out of the tune at home games. But by that metric, wouldn't the Hall have to make room for "Cotton-Eyed Joe" as well?
We kid because we love, of course.
The exhibit, which opens April 26, also includes some interesting gems for baseball nuts. There will be musical tributes to the game's greats (Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson), features on major leaguers-turned musicians (Denny McLain, Jack McDowell), and plenty of other paraphernalia on display. The local Cleveland Indians will play a vital role in the exhibit, contributing artifacts from their annual "TribeJam" concerts and explanations from current players about their respective at-bat song selections.
At press time, however, there is still no word as to whether baseball's greatest musical accomplishment will be included in the festivities:
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