Since 2008 is a year to get out and vote, why not support more members of Red Sox Nation? ESPN is currently having a contest called "Battle of the Bands," with ten different artists recording the classic "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
One of those 10 artists is none other than John Pizzarelli, the jazz artist who is probably best known to the general public as the guy who did those "Foxwoods" commercials a few years back ("The Wonder of It All"). He is also a huge Red Sox fan originally from New Jersey. But John is a very talented jazz guitarist who has recorded over 40 albums and I've had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions at the BLOHARDS meetings at the Yale Club in Manhattan. John also performed with his group at one of the meetings. John's official web site is here.
The voting for the "Battle of the Bands" begins on Sunday night at 8 PM, and the top 3 vote getters will be announced on ESPN on July 6. The winner will be announced on July 13. John is in competition with such notables as Branford Marsalis and Gretchen Wilson. To check out more about the "Battle of the Bands," and vote, go here.
Let's hope John can bring home the title here for Red Sox Nation, so get out and vote for him!