The Baseball Show concludes today with segments with writer Peter Schilling and Andy Sturdevant composing a new anthem for our Minnesota Twins. Since our last episode the Twins have been 2-0…let’s hope the anthem can keep the momentum going. Thank you to Works Progress and Salon Saloon for making this week’s series possible and we hope this is just a taste of whats to come.
Salon Saloon: The Baseball Show
On October 26, 2010, that topic was baseball. The Twins’ playoff dreams had been dashed three weeks earlier by the hated Yankees, and that Tuesday night there was a gross, slushy thunderstorm — all assembled were in a dour mood. But our five guests spoke with such wit, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm on this rich and multifaceted subject that by the end of the night, everyone in attendance was as punchy as if it were Opening Day.
Writer Peter Schilling, author of the novel The End of Baseball, presented a carefully researched segment on those unsung heroes of the ballpark: the hecklers.
A New Anthem: What sort of new musical anthem might inspire Twins fans to greater heights of bonhomie and camaraderie? Salon Saloon decided here to look to precedents set in other sports. The new anthem is, as you can hear, an instant hit.
Learn more about the original song, “Marching On Together” by Les Reed and Barry Mason here:
About Salon Saloon: Combining the best and worst elements of chat show, variety program and artist talk, Salon Saloon is a live-action arts magazine that invites local artists, designers, musicians and creative workers to the stage of the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis every month for informal, far-ranging explorations of a specific topic.
About Works Progress: Works Progress is an artist-led public art & design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We create artistic platforms for people to engage, connect, converse and create with/in their neighborhoods and communities, across creative and culture boundaries. We work collaboratively with other artists and organizations and produce our own public art projects and programs.