By Chris Moore:
This is completely off the cuff, and I’m loving it!
All you Mets fans out there will be well aware that Jeff Francoeur — the topic of not a few trade rumors since the return of Carlos Beltran and the outstanding performance of Angel Pagan this season — got a spot on the starting rotation last night due to Jason Bay being out with a concussion. Well, he made the most of it…
…with a three run homer off the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright, arguably one of the best pitchers in the game right now!
Granted, it’s only one hit in the midst of a mighty slump, but it reminded me of this great song called “Joe DiMaggio Done It Again” off Wilco and Billy Bragg’s second album of Woody Guthrie-penned (lyrics, at least) songs, Mermaid Avenue Vol. II. I slipped a “Jeff” here and a “Frenchy” there, and voila!
This is my 200th Laptop Session, and I could think of no better way to celebrate it than to make it a fun one. (And, yes, at the beginning of the music video, that IS me doing my best Jeff Francoeur impression…) I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording it.
Oh, and go Mets!!!
As a Braves fan I know all to well of Jeff Francoeur. We were friends actually in high school and he introduced me to one of my favorite bands, Sydney band Circle, so I cant hold that much of a grudge against him. If you havent heard of them and would like to take a listen, check out some of their new music.