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Open Thread: 8/31, Padres vs. Rockies

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Do you know what the first recorded song was that referred to baseball? "The Baseball Polka" way back in 1858. You'd think Polka artists would have had something better to write about back in the old timey times, but you'd be wrong.

It wasn't until the 1970's that a Polka artist revolutionized baseball again. Some Swiss accordion player wrote a song called "Dance Little Bird" which later became famous as... wait for it... "The Chicken Dance".

Go Padres!


Lineup

Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

08/31/08 1:05 PM PDT

Colorado Rockies San Diego Padres
Scott Podsednik - CF Brian Giles - RF
Clint Barmes - 2B Luis Rodriguez - SS
Matt Holliday - LF Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Brad Hawpe - RF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Garrett Atkins - 1B Chase Headley - LF
Ian Stewart - 3B Edgar Gonzalez - 2B
Adam Melhuse - C Josh Bard - C
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Will Venable - CF
Jeff Francis - P Jake Peavy - P