Thursday, July 31, 2008

Red Dirt Girl

Seeking something to fill the void created by the death of her old partner Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris has turned, like so many of us, to baseball. She's a Braves fan, which is rather unfortunate, but more than that, as this San Diego Union-Tribune piece makes clear, she's just a fan of the game:

“How could you not be a baseball fan? It's such a great game,” said Harris. “All I do during baseball season is watch games. I was so pumped the other night when Greg Maddux stole a base! My team is the Braves, but they don't stand much of a chance.”

Joan Jett is a big Orioles fan, and Mary Chapin Carpenter follows the game as well... Anyone else?


Scraps said...

I forget whether Barbara Manning is a fan of a specific modern team -- probably the Giants -- but she made an album called One Perfect Green Blanket, named one of her bands the SF Seals, and recorded an EP called Baseball Trilogy, which (best of all) includes her tribute song for Dock Ellis.

Kinky Paprika said...

Doug Sahm was a big baseball fan. Dunno if he followed the Giants, in his adopted hometown of San Francisco, or one of the teams from his home state of Texas.