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The Braves' organist is the coolest guy in the world

Jun 23, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

I mean, playing the organ is already a ticket to Coolville, but Matt Kaminski takes it to a whole new level.

Cool: the Atlanta Braves still use an organist at the ballpark.

Cooler: the Braves’ organist — Matt Kaminski — is a bit of a wiseacre, using mildly taunting little songs when opposing players come to bat.

Coolest: According to this radio feature, he crowd sources which songs to use via his Twitter account.

Yes, it’s a bit juvenile — the Rice-a-Roni theme song for Ben Francisco is a bit on the nose — but it’s harmless.  I mean, as long as you’re not using “Billie Jean” for a player who just made the news because of a paternity suit or something, it’s all just fun, right? On second thought, that’s a pretty good idea. I’d totally use that. I think I’m going to go tweet that to him right now.

The only bad thing about this is that the Yankees won’t be playing the Braves this year, because it would be pretty darn awesome to hear Kaminski play “About a Girl” or “All Apologies” when Mark Teixeira comes to the plate.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Jun 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Can you imagine sitting between Philip Graitcer and Ken Burns at a game? No wonder people run out on the field.

  2. Jonny5 - Jun 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    FANBOY!!!! ;>P

  3. cgraydonhudson - Jun 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Some highlights from Sunday’s game against the Royals . . .
    ‘Oscar Mayer’ theme for Mitch Maier
    ‘California Girls’ for Wilson Betemit
    ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ for Chris Getz

  4. NBCUNIadmin - Jun 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM


  5. BC - Jun 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    FREE BIRD!!!!

  6. mission - Jun 23, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    justin upton came up to bat one game and the organist played “uptown girl” … *my* girl couldnt stop laughing.

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