Jay-Z And The Yankees Continue Their Hot And Heavy Bromance

Oct 26th, 2009 // 12 Comments

Thanks, Major League Baseball musical-talent bookers, for balancing your first aesthetically semi-decent decision in years with some liberal fanning of those “Why do Fox and MLB and Bud Selig and the world hate Philly??” conspiracy flames that continue to persist among fans of your league’s current World Champs:


Jay-Z, who’s been seen as something of a good-luck charm for the recently crowned American League Champion New York Yankees, will perform his blatantly pro-NYC hit “Empire State Of Mind” at Wednesday’s Game One of this year’s New Jersey Turnpike Series. “Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee,” Jay told an interviewer on Monday, which oh my God aggghghghghdfkjdfghdklfjggksdfklasd;f234;545l;4645674


Ahem. No word on who Philly will book in retaliation for their first home game this weekend, but something tells me that the words “Bon” and “Jovi” might be involved, especially now that arena football is kaput.


(Did I mention that this morning on the radio I heard a report from some Modell’s manager saying that Yankee fans had waited “a long time” for their team to get back to the Series? Let us be reminded that said stretch was… six years. Ugh, wake me when it’s pitchers and catchers, please.)


Jay-Z to perform at World Series [AP]
Previously: Jay-Z: The Reason That A-Rod Has Turned Into Mr. October?

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  1. @Hyman Decent: See above. That’s the song I was obliquely referring to.

  2. Y’know, it’s hard for Jay-Z to find anything to boast about that doesn’t contain at least some degree of truth, but that part on “Empire State Of Mind” where he claims to have made Yankee hats famous is pretty stupid.

  3. @Al Shipley: That line puzzled me as well. Fred friggin’ Durst is better known for wearing a Yankees cap than Jay.

  4. Phillies fans should settle for nothing less than a performance of the world’s best known anthem dedicated to Philadelphia’s 1970s era World TeamTennis squad.

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