Baseball’s opening day was a couple of weeks ago, but you wouldn’t know it with the wintry weather much of us have been suffering through.  Still, the Red Sox started slow, the Indians started strong, and it’s still anyone’s game. And we from St. Louis won’t start worrying about Pujols for a few solid weeks.  Today’s songs are either about baseball or contain the word ‘baseball’ or a baseball term within.

Happy Easer to those who are so inclined, and have a great weekend.

Friday Lyric Quiz #419

1. “Swingin’ to the left and swingin’ to the right, I think about baseball, swing all night” (early 90s)

2. “I had a friend was a big baseball player, back in high school” (mid-80s)

3. “We got the bases loaded, home run, power play. Tonight’s the night we’re going all the way” (early 90s)

4. “Climb a long tall hickory bend it over, skinning cats.  Playing baseball with chert rocks, using sawbill slabs for bats” (early 80s)

5. “I want a brand-new house on an episode of Cribs and a bathtub I can play baseball in” (mid-90s)

6. “Well I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watching it from the bench” (mid-80s)

7. “There’s the wind-up and there it is, a line shot up the middle – look at him go, this boy can really fly“(late 70s)

8. “Two, three, the count with nobody on, he hit a high fly into the stand ” (mid-50s)

9. “Says it doesn’t matter, bases are loaded and Casey’s at bat” (early 70s)

10. “Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone” (mid-80s)

Answers, Friday Lyric Quiz #419

1. “If that’s your girl you better watch your back, ’cause she’ll burn it up for me and that’s a fact” (mid-2000s)
Sexyback, Justin Timberlake

2. “Words that scream for your submission. And no one`s jamming their transmission” (early 80s)
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, The Police

3. “Well now, you shake it up. you’re to blame. Got me swaying, little honey, my heart’s a ball of burning flame” (late 80s)
Fire Woman, The Cult

4. “Beautiful girls all over the world, I could be chasing but my time would be wasted” (early 2010s)
Nothin’ On you, B.O.B. featuring Bruno Mars

5. “You should’ve known by the tone of my voice, maybe, but you didn’t listen” (early 80s)
Keep On Lovin’ You, REO Speedwagon

6. “Painful to me, pierce right through me, can’t you understand, oh my little girl”(early 90s)
Enjoy the Silence, Depeche Mode

7. ‘You say I’m a dreamer, we’re two of a kind. Both of us searching for some perfect world we know we’ll never find “(mid-80s)
Hold Me Now, Thompson Twins

8. “Generation nothing. Nothing but a dead scene, product of a white dream” (early 2010s)
Sing, My Chemical Romance

9. “Are you old enough, will you be ready when I call your bluff?” (late 70s)
Hot Blooded, Foreigner

10. “People to see, time is precious, I look at my Cartier – out of control” (late 2000s)
Right Round, Flo-Rida featuring Ke$ha