Monday, July 4, 2016

Foto Tunes

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.


June 2016 - Pittsburgh PA

John went to the US Open in Pittsburgh last week. He spent  some time wandering downtown around the PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer which has become the unofficial anthem of North American baseball, although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song. The song (chorus only) is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game. Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at some ballparks, the words "home team" are replaced with the team name.

This, in turn, reminded me of our visit to Fenway Park in Boston.

"Sweet Caroline" has been played at Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, since at least 1997, and in the middle of the eighth inning at every game since 2002.


  1. Jackie, fabulous Foto to go along with some great Tunes! I haven't been to a game in years, the prices on the sign are high! I hope that you continue to have Fotos and Tunes in your life. I hope to see you back again.

  2. In case readers are wondering, the two player statues are Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell.

  3. The sculptures really stand out well!

  4. I LOVE it, I watched Take Me Out to the Ballgame with my mother yesterday. She kept saying she didn't think Esther Williams swam in this movie and lo and behold, she had a pool. Let's hear it for Roberto Clemente! I think the Cubbies and Cleveland this year, whadda think?


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