From MPR News editor Bill Wareham:
The Minnesota Twins have changed musical directors, according to the Gimme Noise blog.
A fellow named Dan Edwards, who’s been doing the job for a couple years, is being replaced by Tim Miller, who apparently performs the same duties for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Fans erupted after a Orlando Hudson home run at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, October 7, 2010. MPR photo/Jeffrey Thompson
That such a job actually exists is a source of bemusement, but hardly a shock. Musical interludes at the ballpark have a long tradition, and the hop from organ ditties to DJ’d tunes isn’t that huge, really.
I love baseball and I love music, but it’s not a job I’d want. From my observations, the game attracts a pretty wide demographic when it comes to musical tastes and I’d rather face a Mariano Rivera fastball than try to please that crowd.
How would you try to please all the people all the time, musically, at the ballpark?