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January 9, 2013 5:00 am

Sobsequy: Baseball, Power Pop, and Playing Against the Limits

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Adam Sobsey

How one form of music most mirrors baseball.

Across the nation every sports bar turns the pregame on
And every regular is sneering like we don’t belong
No it’s not true I played a lot of baseball in my younger days
One day the diamonds were all gone.
--Game Theory, “You Drive” (1987)

Compulsive formalists can't fabricate meaning--by which I mean nothing deeper than extrinsic interest--without a frame.
--Robert Christgau, from a review of XTC’s Oranges & Lemons (1989)






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