I’m not going to do the math to find out when 2010 spring training begins, because the Yankees will have cloned Babe Ruth by then. However, I will be listening to The Baseball Project Vol 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, a musical collection of baseball themed songs by Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon. If you ever collected Topps baseball cards, then most of the songs on this record will make you smile (“Oscar Gamble’s afro”) and rock!

This is one of 2 shows I missed this year, and I truly regret that. I couldn’t see Camera Obscura because I was traveling to cure my consumption, but I just blew it with the Baseball Project. Just blew it. Bad call, no instant replay.

Anyway, watch the gang perform on Letterman and then have a dog and a beer. Enjoy, especially the howling and bouncing LePhilistine friend, Scott McCaughey.