I realize that a conversation about the rituals which occasion Washington Nationals wins is becoming less and less relevant, but they still win the occasional game. And when they do their radio partner, 106.7 The Fan plays a song. For the past four years that song was Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” And while that’s kind of a cheesy song, fans liked it and who cares if it’s cheesy if fans like it?
Earlier this year the song was changed to Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These.” Why? Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog reports today that it was forced by Nationals team officials who didn’t like the fact that the station played a song from a San Francisco band like Journey, thus the switch to Foo Fighters, led by Springfield, Virginia-raised Dave Grohl.
As Steinberg reports, people are mad about that. As one of the more insightful Nationals fans I follow notes, it’s not because Foo Fighters suck and Journey is great (c’mon, they both suck, right?), but because it’s just the latest example of a tone-deaf Nats brass failing to understand how baseball fandom works.
I agree. Plus, if you INSIST on using a local band, for cryin’ out loud, don’t use Foo Fighters. So boring. Go with a real DC outfit: