With the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Lous Cardinals squaring off in the National League Championship series, it's a banner time to be a Midwestern baseball fan. Well, unless like me you root for the Cincinnati Reds, or the Chicago Cubs and White Sox like Serengeti.
Indeed,the Windy City-raised rapper born David Cohn has constantly laced his lyrics with professional baseball references both obtuse and direct. On his 2006 gem "Dennehy," he devoted an entire song to Ozzie Guillen. He has a forthcoming track called "Don't Blame Steve," where he creates an alternate backstory to the Steve Bartman incident, while invoking ex-Cubs Shawon Dunston, Jeff Pico, Lloyd McClendon, Mickey Morandini, Paul Assenmacher and Andre "The Hawk" Dawson. If you're between the ages of 28 and 35 and have fond memories of '87 Tops, Donruss and Fleer, it will engender more nostalgia than any chillwave track.