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Pearl Jam to provide the soundtrack to the World Series

Oct 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam getting ready to light ’emup mup mup mup mup for the World Series.  From Billboard:

A partnership with Fox Sports will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the promotional and music beds for this month’s World Series coverage, set to air Oct. 23-31 on Fox, and feature the group’s music throughout November as Artist of the Month across all Fox Sports properties.

The Billboard article talks about the scope of the licensing deal and how unprecedented this sort of thing is for Pearl Jam. Also a neat story about an Eddie Vedder and Joe Buck conversation. Which does nothing to take away from my theory that Joe Buck would be pretty awesome to hang around in any context other than during a baseball game in which he is the actual broadcaster. Oh well, can’t always get what you want.

Sorry. Wrong band.

  1. darthicarus - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I believe your posting privileges should be revoked for the day Craig after putting a Fall Out Boy reference in an article with Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones nod.

  2. rickdobrydney - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Oh, My God…..

  3. okwhitefalcon - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Vedder’s a Cub fan, this will be the closest he gets to vested interest in the World Series in his lifetime.

    • El Bravo - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      That and his show at Wrigley this summer. He basically is the Cubs in the playoffs. Basically…

      • km9000 - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        “We’re working on getting Pearl Jam songs licensed for the World Series this year.”
        “But Vedder’s a big Cub fan. If they make the World Series, it could look like bias.”
        (pause. laughter.)

  4. braddavery - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:14 PM


  5. historiophiliac - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I heartily approve of this effort on the part of MLB to get more minority youths interested in baseball.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      Yep. Probably should have went with Lil’ Wayne. Or Little Bow Wow. Or Young Jeezy.
      Ja’ Rule? Gucci Mane? Q-Tip? Yep…any of these would have been much…much better.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        Hard to believe they couldn’t get Em to do a cross-promotion…especially since the Tigers are in the post-season.

      • El Bravo - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM

        C’mon now you both know that Cowboy Joe is the one they should have playing all WS music.

      • km9000 - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        Yes, I’d love to see what kind of witty baseball references Eminem would make that would be horribly dated by the time the World Series came around.

      • cha1upabatman - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        “Yep. Probably should have went with Lil’ Wayne. Or Little Bow Wow. Or Young Jeezy.
        Ja’ Rule? Gucci Mane? Q-Tip? Yep…any of these would have been much…much better.”

        Q-Tip, Ja’ Rule and Bow Wow are about the same age as Pearl Jam, so I am not seeing how they would be going for a younger audience. Either you are out of touch with the music of today, or your draw your disdain from a different common attribute shared by these men?

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Lol! Don’t read too much into it batman. I have always been a Lil’ Wayne and Ja’ Rule fan. Point was…these artists would do absolutely nothing to draw a younger audience to the game of baseball in general. Perhaps for the show. But nothing more.

  6. xdj511 - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Music from a band that I actually recognize and appreciate? Get right out of town! Next thing they’ll be doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl… mmm… Do The Evolution with the world watching… that would be my sportcenter highlight.

  7. tigers182 - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Can’t be worse than that awful train song by Bruce last year.

  8. ryanrockzzz - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    It will be great as long as they play anything off the first two albums….wait…that’s all they EVER do.

    • El Bravo - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Well they are the two best ones. But there’s some gems spread throughout the rest of their discography as well.

  9. mybrunoblog - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    MLB reaching out To the young fanbase with hip rock group Pearl Jam. Oh wait, the kids who listened to Pearl Jam are almost 40. Never mind.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Almost 40? I have been listening to Pearl Jam since they came on the scene. Solid.

  10. kinggator - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    At least they’re not still named after Mookie Blaylock!

  11. cadillacjosh - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    The NFL was like “We need bands that the youth like, so we can get that demographic.”

    And then the MLB said, “I think that rock and roll is here to stay!”

  12. onbucky96 - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    What, no Creed?

    • km9000 - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      Not a fan of any of the remaining teams, but if the music was provided by Nickelback, I’d have to seriously consider passing on the WS this year.

  13. cohnjusack - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    I feel Pulley should provide the World Series soundtrack someday.

    Though I was never the biggest Pulley fan, Scott Radinsky had to have the best gig in the world. Major League pitcher by day, vocalist for an Epitaph Records band during their mid-90s heyday.

    • cohnjusack - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      Ohh, or the Baseball Project, featuring members of Peter Buck, the Young Fresh Fellows and Dream Syndicate,

  14. skolvikesskol - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    There is absolutely no context in life that would be fun to hang with joe buck.

    • moogro - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      There’s always something. Watching him PA a cattle auction. Getting beat on and pranked by the guys from Jackass. Washing Vin’s car and shining his shoes. Something.

  15. Blackhawks5xchamps - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Another shitty band/group to play at the world series. Nothing new here. Move along….

  16. El Bravo - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    What, they can’t find a better man?

  17. Reflex - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Ugh, as a Seattle resident I gotta say PJ gets little love here. Always was a wannabe Nirvana, never outgrew it. There is much better coming out of the NW and always was.

  18. pdowdy83 - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I never understand people calling Pearl Jam “Nirvana wannabes”. The only things they have in common are where they are from and that they play rock music. To say they never outgrew it is also a weak statement considering Pearl Jam has changed a good bit the last 20 years. I will agree there is better music coming out of the NW though.

  19. mccourty1sland - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Joe buck would not be cool to hang out with. The guy is a complete knob.

  20. 4cornersfan - Oct 11, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Why does the WS have to have a soundtrack? Just play the damn game. I always flip the channel during Superbowl halftime and look for something to watch for 30 minutes or run to the store for more beer. Missed that 2004, Janet Jackson thing though…

  21. lewis68 - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Lil Wayne … Sucks. Young Jeezy Sucks….

  22. cha1upabatman - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    They should play “Can’t Find a Better Man” whenever someone not named Benoit comes out of the Tigers bullpen.

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