If you're a regular here at Stars and Slights we're guessing that, like us, you're an avid sports fan. With that said, today's song of the day is in honor of the 79th MLB All-Star being played at Yankee Stadium in what many are deeming a final send-off for "The House That Ruth Built." Arguably one of the best places to watch a baseball game, Yankee Stadium has hosted the New York Yankees since 1923. Aside from an array of famous baseball games it has also played host to several college and professional football games (former home of the NY Giants), boxing matches, concerts, soccer matches, and religious events such as masses (the most recent of which was conducted by Pope Benedict XVI).
John Fogerty's "Centerfield" is a baseball classic and, with the exception of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," is one of the most recognizable song associated with America's favorite pastime. "Centerfield" is the eponymous title of Fogerty's 1985 album that reached #1 on the US Billboard charts. Pay close attention to Fogerty's guitar in the video. It's a baseball bat...awesome.