August 11, 2012 // Show # 1354

America's Pastime

Sam Bush

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a baseball memorabilia show with Sam Bush singing a song for the great Ozzie Smith, "Casey at the Bat," Dusty and Lefty drive cows out into right field, and talk of The Curse of the Bambino. Plus, Guy Noir encounters a distraught Red Sox fan, Dave Frishberg with a song called "The Catbird Seat," and Pat Donohue with "Opening Day." And in Lake Wobegon, the day Babe Ruth came to town.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:54 GK Intro
    • 00:04:30 "Wizard of Oz," Sam Bush (5/24/03)
    • 00:07:16 Donald Hall reads from "The Old Life" (4/26/97)
    • 00:08:21 "Opening Day," Pat Donohue (4/2/94)
    • 00:10:17 GK reads "Casey at the Bat" (2/14/94)
    • 00:16:10 GK Intro Red Sox Song
    • 00:16:48 "Red Sox Song," GK and Shoes (10/23/04)
    • 00:18:32 Guy Noir (Red Sox Fan) (10/16/04)
    • 00:32:54 "Pittsfield," GK (7/3/04)
    • 00:34:10 GK Intro Powdermilk
    • 00:34:42 Louisville Powdermilk (with Brigid Kaelin on the saw) (1/17/09)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:36:59 GK talks to CEO of Louisville Slugger (1/17/09)
    • 00:39:57 "Louisville Slugger," Andy Stein with Shoes (1/17/09)
    • 00:41:49 Zion script re: Bible Camp on Bemidji baseball field (2/12/11)
    • 00:46:50 "Life is a Ballgame" HGQ (6/19/04)
    • 00:50:14 Bob Edwards script re: radio announcers (baseball annc.) (5/29/04)
    • 01:01:18 GK Intermission (7/13/85)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:30 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:07:12 "Star Spangled Banner" GK with audience (5/26/06)
    • 01:08:43 Twins Anxiety script (10/5/02)
    • 01:12:41 "Wait Until Next Year," GK (10/22/11)
    • 01:14:21 Cowboys script (Lanesboro) (6/2/07)
    • 01:19:51 "Catbird Seat," Dave Frishberg (10/12/02)
    • 01:23:33 GK Intro Mono
    • 01:24:03 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (Variations), VocalEssence; 4/8/06
  • Segment 4
    • 01:27:36 News From Lake Wobegon (7/13/85)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:55:05 "We've Got Heart," (from "Damn Yankees"), Vern Sutton with Broadway Chorus (4/22/00)
    • 01:56:12 GK Credits
    • 01:57:15 "Whippets Rag," GK (8/13/77)

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