Tonight The Baseball Project, a band whose songs deal with America’s Pastime, pulls into New York City and will play The Metropolitan Museum of Art (yes, really!) This group is made up of Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon both from Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3, plus a contingent from REM: Scott McCaughey (also in the The Minus 5) Peter Buck, and tonight, also joining the group will be Mike Mills. Tonight’s set will be inspired by the Metropolitan’s baseball card collection. You can be sure that the music you will be hearing will really rock.
The night will start out will a panel discussion about that baseball card collection and its relationship to baseball. Panelists include:
- Sean Kirst, columnist at the Syracuse Post-Standard and author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays
- Dale Murphy, retired Major League Baseball player
- William C. Rhoden, sports columnist at the New York Times
- Sharon Robinson, educational consultant, author, and daughter of the great Jackie Robinson