Saturday, April 9, 2011

Boogying with the 1986 Dodgers

The Dodgers played the Padres tonight in San Diego and (as I'm writing this) the game has been delayed twice because of rain (which is pretty rare for any of MLB's three southern California teams). During the second rain delay, Fox Sports' Prime Ticket channel aired a program on the history of the Dodgers that was put together during their 50th season in Los Angeles in 2008 and provided a year by year synopsis of each Dodger season in Los Angeles.

When they got to 1986, they showed a snippet of a video that I have no recollection of the Dodgers ever making called "The Baseball Boogie Bunch" which is surprising because at the time I was a 17 year old Dodger fan living in Los Angeles who happened to also be very familar with music videos thanks to MTV. 

Baseball Boogie appears to be the Dodgers attempt at making a music video along the mold of the 1985 Chicago Bears extremely popular Super Bowl Shuffle. Among the Dodgers featured in this classic (sic) were: Bob Welch, Bill Madlock, Ken Howell, Pedro Guerrero, Fernando Valenzuela, Rick Honeycutt, Mike Scioscia, Jerry Reuss, Mariano Duncan, Dave Anderson and many more. Needless to say, this video is loaded with unintentional comedy.

That being said, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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