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Fenway
09-12-2004, 09:27 PM
I read with dismay the lead article on WSI about Nancy's clouded future.

We in Boston are going thru the same thing and our small sample of fans spoke volumes

Should Fenway Park have more recorded music or the organ?
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TornLabrum
09-12-2004, 09:34 PM
I read with dismay the lead article on WSI about Nancy's clouded future.

We in Boston are going thru the same thing and our small sample of fans spoke volumes

Should Fenway Park have more recorded music or the organ?
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The only thing we have going for us is that Brooks Boyer does seem to listen to the fans. Let's hope he doesn't rely on some of those phoney marketing surveys the Sox have used in the past to justify their stupid moves.

Fenway
09-12-2004, 09:45 PM
Boston tied the game in the eighth and with the score stalled at six apiece, Carlton Fisk led off the bottom of the 12th. The Red Sox catcher knocked a tall shot down the left field line. He watched the ball, and the world watched him in the now indelible image, madly waving the ball fair. The ball struck the pole—home run, Sox win! Fisk leapt for joy, and Fenway organist John Kiley broke into Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."


That is a baseball moment I will cherish until the day I die as I will when the Red Sox clinched the AL East in 1986. Kiley played "Beer Barrel Polka, McNamarra's Band and other happy songs and the park went nuts...4 years later when they clinched the East on the final night they used a canned Steve Woodward song and the parked yawned.

Nancy is the best in the biz now that Eddie Layton of the Yankees has retired. Keep her....


John Kiley was the organist at Boston Garden, Braves Field and Fenway Park for nearly 60 years. Nobody did the anthem faster :D:

http://www.redsoxnation.net/sources/Anthem.mp3

BlackAndWhite
09-12-2004, 10:15 PM
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They didn't do their homework too well in that piece. They forgot to mention at least one other organist.

Fenway
09-12-2004, 10:33 PM
They didn't do their homework too well in that piece. They forgot to mention at least one other organist.
Angels, White Sox, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Cubs mentioned in article........who they miss?

This is a big issue with me and I have noticed in the last month the Red Sox are letting him play more

BlackAndWhite
09-13-2004, 08:45 AM
Angels, White Sox, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Cubs mentioned in article........who they miss?
Sue Nelson of the Minnesota Twins.

Dan H
09-13-2004, 09:48 AM
Let's just hope the Sox keep Nancy. Major League Baseball can keep its canned entertainment. We need our entertainment with a face on it, and the in this case, the face represents great memories. And the Sox former exec who said Nancy stinks can go to hell.

voodoochile
09-13-2004, 09:50 AM
I read with dismay the lead article on WSI about Nancy's clouded future.

We in Boston are going thru the same thing and our small sample of fans spoke volumes

Should Fenway Park have more recorded music or the organ?
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What a concept. Let's try that here...

voodoochile
09-13-2004, 09:53 AM
What a concept. Let's try that here...
There, I added a poll. I voted yes, because Nancy's "charge" riffs were all I could hear at the park...:D:

Hangar18
09-13-2004, 10:02 AM
And the Sox former exec who said Nancy stinks can go to hell.
The SOX have been full of STUPID DECISIONS and I was wondering when they
would commit the Gaffe of Gaffes and actually ridicule Nancy to the point she Leaves and a certain North Side team snaps her up like a Hobo finding a Sandwich in the Dumpster. The Cubs LOVE EVERYTHING sox related and theyre salivating at the chance to get her ..........

Ive travelled to many different ballparks, and not even CLOSE, are other
organists as good as our very own Nancy Faust. SHe plays songs simply
by ear, and is also one of the most CLEVER organists around too. Many times, after a Walk, or an error, or a certain players name, she will play something very quickly that will conjure up the song. She is simply the BEST IN BASEBALL and the ONLY REASON the World doesnt know it, is because the Chicago Media doesnt want anything to tarnish the cub image.
simple as that. Whoever the former EXEC is that said that, can HIMSELF
Go to Hell. This team is in enough trouble PR wise, a move like that
would/could be the final nail in the coffin.

Fenway
09-13-2004, 11:03 AM
Nancy told me this summer she had only been to Boston once, for the funeral of John Kiley a man she never met but respected.

I still chuckle over her playing Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer on the majestic Chicago Stadium pipe organ 20 years ago.

The Critic
09-13-2004, 11:58 AM
If the poll choices had been "more, less, or the same" amount of organ music, I'd have voted for "the same".
Yes or No, I vote Yes. Canned music should not be the only music at the ballpark. The organ music is part of the experience.

PaleHoseGeorge
09-13-2004, 12:39 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how much Reinsdorf's front office undervalues what they've inherited. These idiots seriously think Nancy Faust is just one more organist? Yeah, sure... just like Harry Caray was just one more TV announcer.
:mad:

They ****ed up the Monster scoreboard.
They ****ed up the Sox TV broadcasts.
They ****ed up the new ballpark's design.

None of us can possibly be surprised they are about to **** up the stadium organ, too.

Reinsdorf's White Sox front office is the dumbest in all of sports.

:gallas
"Hey! I resemble that remark!"

kittle42
09-13-2004, 12:51 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how much Reinsdorf's front office undervalues what they've inherited. These idiots seriously think Nancy Faust is just one more organist? Yeah, sure... just like Harry Caray was just one more TV announcer.
:mad:

They ****ed up the Monster scoreboard.
They ****ed up the Sox TV broadcasts.
They ****ed up the new ballpark's design.

None of us can possibly be surprised they are about to **** up the stadium organ, too.

Reinsdorf's White Sox front office is the dumbest in all of sports.

:gallas
"Hey! I resemble that remark!"
Yes, but the Bulls' front office is great: "Through Thick and Thin" indeed. Here's what's great about that ad campaign: they are basically saying "fans, we won you 6 championships. You owe us by coming out and supporting a horrendous team year after year." I guess that's better than saying "Come to the park and spend money here and then maybe we'll spend money to win" and then never doing it.

PaleHoseGeorge
09-13-2004, 01:14 PM
Yes, but the Bulls' front office is great: "Through Thick and Thin" indeed. Here's what's great about that ad campaign: they are basically saying "fans, we won you 6 championships. You owe us by coming out and supporting a horrendous team year after year." I guess that's better than saying "Come to the park and spend money here and then maybe we'll spend money to win" and then never doing it.
Sure. "Thick" means the 13 years Reinsdorf inherits the services of the greatest all-around ballplayer in the history of the NBA. "Thin" means all the rest of the time, including chasing away Jordan and Jackson because organizations win championships.
:cool:

:reinsy
"Hey, how about a spoonful of credit. I was never stupid enough to trade away Jordan!"

Hangar18
09-13-2004, 01:44 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how much Reinsdorf's front office undervalues what they've inherited. These idiots seriously think Nancy Faust is just one more organist? Yeah, sure... just like Harry Caray was just one more TV announcer.
:mad:

They ****ed up the Monster scoreboard.
They ****ed up the Sox TV broadcasts.
They ****ed up the new ballpark's design.

None of us can possibly be surprised they are about to **** up the stadium organ, too.

Reinsdorf's White Sox front office is the dumbest in all of sports.


:reinsy
" Listen. I didnt know about the Missing Pinwheels til Hangar18 pointed it out. But as for Nancy, just remember ....... ORGANIZATIONS Make Organ Players! "

Jerome
09-13-2004, 03:10 PM
Why not just have some of both? I don't want all organ music all the time, because I really like the Zombie Nation etc. Just play both.

voodoochile
09-13-2004, 11:22 PM
51-2 at 12:15 this morning....

That's a 96% Yes rate...

Hey, Brooks, are you reading this board?

Is this thing on?:D:

:reinsy
"We have determined from reading Internet message boards that many sox fans really want Nancy gone."

:fans
"Don't you mean 'a couple of fans want Nancy gone'?"

:reinsy
"Nancy has been fired and frankly, it's all the fans fault. We wanted to keep her, just like I really wanted to keep the Bulls together for a run at #7. Of course I would trad all 7... er... 6 NBA championships for one single one in MLB. I truly wish we could have kept a great part of our tradition, but the fans have spoken. I'm all about the fan... and it's still their fault..."

:ohno
"Don't hang your head, I didn't understand him either..."

hellenicsoxfan
09-14-2004, 12:53 AM
:reinsy

"Don't worry Sox fans. If you miss having an organist and enough of you come to the park and spend lots of money, at mid-season, we will go out and get an organist. Can Robbie Alomar or Carl Everett play the organ?"

JKryl
09-14-2004, 09:42 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how much Reinsdorf's front office undervalues what they've inherited. These idiots seriously think Nancy Faust is just one more organist? Yeah, sure... just like Harry Caray was just one more TV announcer.
:mad:

They ****ed up the Monster scoreboard.
They ****ed up the Sox TV broadcasts.
They ****ed up the new ballpark's design.

None of us can possibly be surprised they are about to **** up the stadium organ, too.

Reinsdorf's White Sox front office is the dumbest in all of sports.

:gallas
"Hey! I resemble that remark!"
And, let us never forget the immortal, "Andy the Clown", who, as whining as he was, still got a raw deal when the Sox moved into the new stadium. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo you White Sox!

juanuribe
09-14-2004, 05:28 PM
Here's what's being said in Tribune offices....

"Great job Missy, you really riled up those White Sox folks. Missy, you did a great job writing an article full of half truths and speculation!! Top notch effort. Now go write a story on how Kyle Farnsworth has turned his life around."

My god, this post is really doing a service to the mediocre journalist that is Melissa Isaacson.

You're all bashing the organization, which is the favorite pastime of many posters, over something that hasn't even happened yet!!!!!!! Jeebus, get mad when there's something to be mad about.

If the White Sox marketing people are doing surveys (and anyone who's been to games knows that they are doing surveys) and the reaction of the fans at the game mirror the feelings of the fans on this board, then Nancy won't be going anywhere. However, if the opposite occurs, then maybe the people on this board don't represent the majority of game attending Sox fans. Did that thought ever cross anyone's mind?? The Sox average around 20K (approximately) fans per game, how many active posters are on this board? A few hundred at most? Even if it's 200, which may be an overestimation, and all 200 are at game at the same time, that's only 1 percent of the crowd.

Please don't misunderstand, as I've said before, Nancy should stick around as long as there is will and want to in those fingers, and should a Sox marketing exec ask me that's what I would say, but try and look at things in a more objective way. The opinions on this board, which ARE valid ones, are not the only ones out there.

Last but not least, Isaacson and the Trib should emply better fact checkers, or put drivel like her fluff piece on Faust on the opinion pages.:angry:

Another thought, in regards to Andy the Clown, I would not feel safe letting my daughter go near a guy in a ratty clown suit who had to stick his hand in his pocket to make his nose glow. This is 2004, let's not forget that.

BlackAndWhite
09-15-2004, 04:03 PM
Angels, White Sox, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Cubs mentioned in article........who they miss?
In addition to the Twins, I'm hearing an awful lot of organ music at Kansas City on ESPN and I doubt that it's pre-recorded...

soxfaninnewyork
09-15-2004, 04:47 PM
It's a shame that the organ tradition is slipping away. When one thinks about the ballpark experience, you think hot dogs, green grass and organ music. And when you think of the White Sox ballpark experience, you think Nancy Faust. Being one of those "old-timers" (over 30) some folks may think I'm too old fashioned. But I don't a baseball game should be confused with going a rock concert or WWE or X-games. It's a different game, played at a slower and deliberate pace. Canned music just throws off the natural nuances of the game. To totally eliminate a baseball tradition such as the organist is to take away a part of the game that makes baseball so special. And Nancy has been doing it better than anyone else for 35 years. And it's not like she doesn't play the current stuff; in fact, her version sounds just as good or better than the canned version. It would be a shame if this generation of Sox fans and the generation to come did not have the opportunity to enjoy what the rest of us have had the pleasure of doing since 1970...having Nancy entertain us at the organ while cheering the Sox to victory.

My vote...keep Nancy.