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Stoky44
01-23-2006, 01:59 PM
This thread comes from another thread about Nancy not playing at the night games anymore. It has been said the Sox probably have asked around and more people would rather have a DJ at the game and not Nancy's organ. You pick.

Baby Fisk
01-23-2006, 02:03 PM
A combination is fine. Last year's player introductions production (Pirates of the Caribbean + Thunderstruck) was awesome and should be maintained. But during the game and inbetween innings, the organ is much more appopriate than the pop song flavour of the month. This is baseball, not a rock concert (which is what the NBA is turning itself into with blaring music).

I vote COMBO.

Stoky44
01-23-2006, 02:04 PM
A combination is fine. Last year's player introductions production (Pirates of the Caribbean + Thunderstruck) was awesome and should be maintained. But during the game and inbetween innings, the organ is much more appopriate than the pop song flavour of the month. This is baseball, not a rock concert (which is what the NBA is turning itself into with blaring music).

I vote COMBO.

Exactly how I feel, could not have said it any better.

Fenway
01-23-2006, 02:06 PM
If people wanted canned music JACK-FM would be #1 in the city

it isn't

SouthSideHitman
01-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Just as I think that most hardcore Soxfans such as those who spend their Januarys obessing over every little move by the organization on this site would be loathe to give up any little bit of Nancy's organist, I would also bet that many of the new fans that will be flooding Comiskey this summer would perfer canned versions of "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Start Me Up". There will be many "scene" fans who will come to the southside because the Sox now have cache as well as tourists, casual fans and bandwagoners who have no associations with Nancy and don't have the patience or mindset to appreciate what the organ brings to a game. I mean how many of those people do really see going "oh, that's great, they just played 'Sixteen, Going On Seventeen' becuase the batter is number 16"?

I would LOVE for the Sox to make Nancy and good organ music a part of their organizational legacy, which they now have a chance to reshade for a new, burgeoning generation of fans. The cubs manage to attract lots of scenesters, tourists, etc, despite having no jumbotrons, canned music, etc, becuase they've inculcated that atmosphere as part of "the wrigely field experience" (along with full beers and bikini tops). I think that if the Sox were able to do the same with Nancy, it would be a great move, although it appears that Nancy herself is looking to cut back some, which is perfectly understanable.

kittle42
01-23-2006, 02:17 PM
I only vote for stand-alone DJ if that person is Joe Stephen.

soxfan13
01-23-2006, 02:27 PM
I like the combo. nancy will be missed when she retires completely:whiner:

Ol' No. 2
01-23-2006, 03:27 PM
I can live with a combination, but I'd prefer Nancy full-time.

Dolly
01-23-2006, 03:35 PM
I voted mostly Nancy.... I enjoy Thunderstruck and Pirates of the Carribean too, but I LOVE Nancy!!!! I love trying to figure out why she plays a certain jingle for certain players, especially when it's some obscure reference. We need another "Nothing But Nancy" day in 2006!!!!

JohnBasedowYoda
01-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Full time organ baby!

Viva Medias B's
01-23-2006, 04:21 PM
As far as the second option is concerned, don't we already have a DJ?

:DJ
"UUUUHHHHH, OOOOOHHHHH!!!!"

IlliniSox4Life
01-23-2006, 04:30 PM
I don't think I'll find too many arguing with me, but this is my argument:

This is a baseball game. This is not the radio in your car or mp3s on your computer. Do I listen to organ music at home? No. Do I particularly like organ music? Not all that much. I think a guitar is a much nicer sounding instrument (when played correctly). However there are certain things that go together: peanut butter and jelly, corned beef and cabbage, movies and popcorn, mary-kate and ashley olson, etc. Baseball and the organ fits in that category. I don't usually eat a lot of popcorn unless I am at a movie, in which I frequently consume it. I wouldn't listen to organ music outside of the stadium much, but for god's sake people, this is baseball. I like my stripes to be red and white, and my pie to be apple. I like to vote the tuesday after the first monday in november, and I like to say what I mean. I like my eagles to be bald, and for god's sake, I like my music to be an organ's at baseball games.

Ol' No. 2
01-23-2006, 04:46 PM
I don't think I'll find too many arguing with me, but this is my argument:

This is a baseball game. This is not the radio in your car or mp3s on your computer. Do I listen to organ music at home? No. Do I particularly like organ music? Not all that much. I think a guitar is a much nicer sounding instrument (when played correctly). However there are certain things that go together: peanut butter and jelly, corned beef and cabbage, movies and popcorn, mary-kate and ashley olson, etc. Baseball and the organ fits in that category. I don't usually eat a lot of popcorn unless I am at a movie, in which I frequently consume it. I wouldn't listen to organ music outside of the stadium much, but for god's sake people, this is baseball. I like my stripes to be red and white, and my pie to be apple. I like to vote the tuesday after the first monday in november, and I like to say what I mean. I like my eagles to be bald, and for god's sake, I like my music to be an organ's at baseball games.Annie Savoy: What do you believe in, then?
Crash Davis: Well, I believe in the soul, the ****, the ****, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

SoXPriDe33
01-23-2006, 04:50 PM
I don't think I'll find too many arguing with me, but this is my argument:

This is a baseball game. This is not the radio in your car or mp3s on your computer. Do I listen to organ music at home? No. Do I particularly like organ music? Not all that much. I think a guitar is a much nicer sounding instrument (when played correctly). However there are certain things that go together: peanut butter and jelly, corned beef and cabbage, movies and popcorn, mary-kate and ashley olson, etc. Baseball and the organ fits in that category. I don't usually eat a lot of popcorn unless I am at a movie, in which I frequently consume it. I wouldn't listen to organ music outside of the stadium much, but for god's sake people, this is baseball. I like my stripes to be red and white, and my pie to be apple. I like to vote the tuesday after the first monday in november, and I like to say what I mean. I like my eagles to be bald, and for god's sake, I like my music to be an organ's at baseball games.

I agree with everything in this post. I was at Nothing but Nancy day this year and it was great. I'm 17 years old so I like my music as much as the next teenager but when I'm at a baseball game I like the organ, the day Nancy retires will be a very sad sad day.

TheOldRoman
01-23-2006, 05:28 PM
I don't think I'll find too many arguing with me, but this is my argument:

This is a baseball game. This is not the radio in your car or mp3s on your computer. Do I listen to organ music at home? No. Do I particularly like organ music? Not all that much. I think a guitar is a much nicer sounding instrument (when played correctly). However there are certain things that go together: peanut butter and jelly, corned beef and cabbage, movies and popcorn, mary-kate and ashley olson, etc. Baseball and the organ fits in that category. I don't usually eat a lot of popcorn unless I am at a movie, in which I frequently consume it. I wouldn't listen to organ music outside of the stadium much, but for god's sake people, this is baseball. I like my stripes to be red and white, and my pie to be apple. I like to vote the tuesday after the first monday in november, and I like to say what I mean. I like my eagles to be bald, and for god's sake, I like my music to be an organ's at baseball games.
Wow. The only thing that would make that post better would be if an instrumental version of America the Beautiful was playing in the background while I read it. Great post!

IlliniSox4Life
01-23-2006, 05:40 PM
Wow. The only thing that would make that post better would be if an instrumental version of America the Beautiful was playing in the background while I read it. Great post!

Thanks a lot. Maybe I should edit it and tell people to get the song ready to be played before they read it :tongue:.


And SoxPride33, I'm only 20, so I think the sentiment that is out there which says young people would only appreciate the DJ type music is completely out of whack.

DaBears
01-23-2006, 06:05 PM
last year I did a bunch of surveys at the Sox games. One of the questions asked most frequently was whether or not you like the organ music/taped stuff. I had a hunch somethin was up then, but thought the Sox were trying to get rid of Nancy! I am somewhat glad to hear that this is Nancy's choice (if in fact true). She will be missed as I mostly attend night games. I hope she ends up changing her mind and comes back Full Time in 2007

cy4979
01-23-2006, 09:43 PM
Since I mostly go to night games I will miss hearing Nancy. I have been going to games since about 83 when my dad split season tickets and they were the first four seats at Old Comiskey. I remember standing next to her during take me out to the ballgame every game and being on the scoreboard. Also the game when Kittle was traded to New York Nancy played New York New York every time he came up to at-bat. Now that I have season tickets of my own I loved hearing Nancy play the organ at Sox game. IlliniSox4Life you are right about everything and I am not that much older than you, I will be turning 27 a week after opening day.

TornLabrum
01-23-2006, 09:52 PM
last year I did a bunch of surveys at the Sox games. One of the questions asked most frequently was whether or not you like the organ music/taped stuff. I had a hunch somethin was up then, but thought the Sox were trying to get rid of Nancy! I am somewhat glad to hear that this is Nancy's choice (if in fact true). She will be missed as I mostly attend night games. I hope she ends up changing her mind and comes back Full Time in 2007

Once again, it is in fact true. I've known that she had requested day games only since December 11 when I talked to both her and her husband at the WCSF holiday party.

esbrechtel
01-23-2006, 11:05 PM
being a sox fan for the past 21 years of my life i couldnt imagine a game with out nancy's famous organ music, as a kid at the games i used to love listening to her....and i have a feeling that helped lead me to being a sox fan...that and robin and frank....

gobears1987
01-23-2006, 11:41 PM
Wow there are 3 morons on WSI.

I say make it 95% organ. The only thing that should be canned should be the intro music (because Thunderstruck would sound horrible on an organ.)

chisoxfanatic
01-24-2006, 12:07 AM
I actually don't care either way. I'm there for the game and the camraderie amongst Sox fans, and that's it.

soxinem1
01-24-2006, 12:13 AM
I don't think I'll find too many arguing with me, but this is my argument:

This is a baseball game. This is not the radio in your car or mp3s on your computer. Do I listen to organ music at home? No. Do I particularly like organ music? Not all that much. I think a guitar is a much nicer sounding instrument (when played correctly). However there are certain things that go together: peanut butter and jelly, corned beef and cabbage, movies and popcorn, mary-kate and ashley olson, etc. Baseball and the organ fits in that category. I don't usually eat a lot of popcorn unless I am at a movie, in which I frequently consume it. I wouldn't listen to organ music outside of the stadium much, but for god's sake people, this is baseball. I like my stripes to be red and white, and my pie to be apple. I like to vote the tuesday after the first monday in november, and I like to say what I mean. I like my eagles to be bald, and for god's sake, I like my music to be an organ's at baseball games.

Touche!!

PicktoCLick72
01-24-2006, 01:31 AM
Only Steve Perry

Mohoney
01-24-2006, 01:39 AM
It depends what the DJ spins. If the DJ spins Sam Cooke or Otis Redding, then I can live with the combo. If the DJ insists on replacing an organ version of "Charge" with that ungodly stupid "R-O-W-D-I-E that's the way we spell rowdy" chant when we have runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out, I'm going to barf up a putrid combination of Kosher hot dogs and MGD at least 3 times nightly.

rdwj
01-24-2006, 08:16 AM
Wow there are 3 morons on WSI.

I say make it 95% organ. The only thing that should be canned should be the intro music (because Thunderstruck would sound horrible on an organ.)

4 now - and I noticed that none of them give a reason why

miker
01-24-2006, 11:09 AM
:angry: Since Nancy's leaving on her own terms, I'll have no choice but to accept it, but she's one of the great reasons I'm a Sox fan and I have enjoyed my trips to Comiskey and U.S. Cellular. I'm sure going to miss her.

As for DJs and canned music, IMHO: :puking:

Chicken Dinner
01-24-2006, 11:19 AM
Organ music is traditional for a baseball game.

kevin57
01-24-2006, 04:12 PM
Some of the most unforgettable moments at a Sox game revolve around Nancy's playing.

I wouldn't mind some mixing of other music if they didn't play it so loud. You can't hear yourself think let alone chat it up with a buddy when that stuff is blaring at ear drum popping volume.