Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Bring your peanuts and Cracker Jack to see the Baseball Project at House of Blues
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:43 AM
8 p.m. Thursday, March 24 | House of Blues, Disney Springs | 407-934-2583 | hob.com/orlando
As spring training games start wrapping up in the Grapefruit League, the diehard baseball fans in the Baseball Project head down to Florida for a mini-tour. The supergroup, comprising Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5, Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate and Linda Pitmon of Zuzu’s Petals, wears its love of America’s favorite pastime on its sleeve, having recorded three albums of songs about baseball. With topics ranging from baseball cards (“The Baseball Card Song”) to catchy mini-biographies of both famous and forgotten players (“Ted Fucking Williams,” “Larry Yount”), the Baseball Project is sort of a musical version of Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary series: You don’t have to know a lot about baseball to enjoy it, but it sure doesn’t hurt.