Tuesday, September 12, 2006

White Sox Behind In Wild Card Race But No. 1 With Pep Songs

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Chicago White Sox are currently in third place in their division but one musician hopes to pep up their chances with a new song.

Scott May is such a big White Sox fan that he’s just released a new ditty, “Windy City South Side,” in hopes of inspiring the team during the last three weeks of the season.

Some of the lyrics in the tune, which he describes as “rocking country,” include: Now, if football is your game/ You better stay away from here/ They don’t play that game with chains/ While chug-a-luggin on a beer.

May – a member of the ’60s band the Ides Of March – says the song was written 25 years ago by a blues musician named Jim Covert, who, for some reason, never recorded it.

However, he figures the tune is timeless and insists, “We would’ve recorded it even if the Sox were in last place. We live and die with our teams.”

Although the tune has been sent to members of the Sox, including manager Ozzie Guillen, there’s no word on if the team will use it to pump themselves up enough to win the pennant race.

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