The Orioles retired the hackneyed "Take Me Out To the...

WINNERS AND LOOSERS

June 05, 1994

The Orioles retired the hackneyed "Take Me Out To the Ballgame," as the seventh-inning stretch song this year, to the delight of thousands and have been periodically trying out some other tunes in an effort to gauge fan interest. Always in a helping mood, we here at "Winners and Losers" have a few suggestions for what works and what doesn't.

SONGS.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . ..COMMENT

Y.M.C.A" .. .. .Loser .. .. .. .People didn't just laugh at the

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . ..Village People in the 70's because

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...of their costumes. Their music

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .stank too.

"Twist & Shout".. .. Winner .. .. It's got a good beat and it's easy to dance .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. to. Give it a .350 batting average.

"Limbo Rock" .. .. .. -- .. .. .. Nice idea with the limbo line on the video .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .board, but fans need to move under the line, .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. not mug for camera.

"Respect" .. .. .. Winner .. .. .. Doesn't get any better than the Queen of

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Soul belting out one of the great songs of .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..the rock era.

"Centerfield" .. .. Loser .. .. .. "Look at me/I can be/Centerfield." Poor .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. grammar is the least of this song's

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..problems. Poor singing is.

"Country Boy" .. .. Winner .. .. .. Ok, so Baltimore's not the country, but this is tradition. And aren't we all country boys at heart?

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