Music Video of the Weekend: “Centerfield”

This weekend’s selection is in honor of my two favorite baseball team home openers today – The New York Mets, and the Boston Red Sox (a.k.a. The Miami Heat of MLB) – John Fogerty’s hit “Centerfield”:

“Centerfield” is the title track from John Fogerty’s album Centerfield, Fogerty’s first solo album after a nine-year absence. Fogerty wrote “Centerfield” after watching the 1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game from the bleachers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. His seat was behind center field.

I especially liked “Centerfield” because I was the starting centerfielder for my baseball team when the song was first released. The song can still be heard playing between innings at all baseball fields across America.

4 thoughts on “Music Video of the Weekend: “Centerfield””

  1. Hard to dislike a song with Joe Piscopo in it.

    My only problem with the Mets: Keith Hernandez wasn’t as valuable as Willie Stargell in 1979. Should have been only one MVP.

    And Keith spit on Kramer and Newman, too…

    1. I loved Keith Hernandez, even when he was with the Cardinals. But I totally agree with you about ’79. Willie Stargell should have been the lone MVP.

      I loved that Pirates team! Willie was a classy player.

      I was stationed in Oakland in 1989, and I went to a bunch of A’s games. I remember when Dave Parker got to 299 home runs, and I went to every home game I could so I could see his 300th. Of course, he ended up getting it on the road (in Seattle, I believe).

      Great Seinfeld episode, too! 🙂

Leave a Reply