Living up to their image as Springsteen’s bizarro nerdherd offspring, The Hold Steady have recorded “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as a personal favor to the Twins musical director Kevin Dutcher, who’s evidently a big fan.
Likewise, Head Steady Craig Finn is an enormous Twins fan (as you well know if you’ve ever seen this band live), having grown up just outside Minneapolis and had this to say: “We’re all sort of sports guys. We’re more likely to be drinking beer and eating wings and watching baseball rather than collecting some obscure 7-inch.”
You don’t say?
Watch The Hold Steady record the Twin Cities version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” here.