Just one question, Cubs fans

Today is opening day at Wrigley Field.

Do they still play the blues in Chicago when baseball season rolls around?

Still the best baseball song ever, performed here by the late, great Steve Goodman on a rooftop across from the friendly confines.

“A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request,” Steve Goodman, from “Affordable Art,” 1984.

Goodman might have been that dying Cub fan. He had leukemia, and this was the last LP released before his death in September 1984.

And, yes, he did have some of his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field.


Filed under April 2011, Sounds

3 responses to “Just one question, Cubs fans

  1. Scott Thomson

    Don’t know if they still play the blues at Wrigley — never been there. It was on my “Bucket List” when my father, a lifelong Cubs fan, was still living; always wanted to take him there for a game. As a long-time (Milwaukee) Braves and Brewers fan, now that Dad’s gone, I have no desire to go into enemy territory.
    As for Goodman, never heard that song — and it would be hard to top “You Never Call Me Darling, Darling,” especially as amended by David Allen Coe!

  2. Hey Hey, Holy mackerel, no doubt about it……..

  3. It’s a wonderful song…and yes…I’m a Cubs fan. But the best baseball song ever? That’s “Van Lingle Mungo” by Dave Frishberg. Or so I opine…

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