Vintage Tube: Bar band covers ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ to ‘jazz’ up 1984 Tidewater Tides (Big League Stew)

Ever wonder what “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” would sound like “jazzed up”? Well, my little hot child in the city, the above video is one example of such a jazzing.
Maybe you think our pastime’s official song is fine the way it is, but if so then you don’t have an equal imagination to that of Dave Robinson, drummer for the band Tricks, a (likely no longer active) group from Virginia Beach, Va. In 1984, they decided to rework the Seventh Inning Stretch staple with some pop elements in order to make Tidewater Tides games a better experience. Deadspin, while scouring Youtube for whatever, apparently uncovered a high-quality upload of a local news report regarding this very topic.
Robinson, who says he’s from Cleveland and watched a lot of the Indians there, wanted to bring the major league excitement from Municipal Stadium to Tidewater, home at the time to the New York Mets’ Triple-A team:

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