That crazy scene on the latest episode of Ted Lasso this week — the one where the football players are tied together by pieces of red string around their you-know-whats as they practice — was musically illustrated by a cool song — Ted Lasso, Season 3, Episode 7.
That song was John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield‘, which came out in 1985 as the title track from the American country rock singer songwriter’s third studio album of the same name.
The track is one of nine songs on the album, and was written by Fogerty.
It is also probably the most standout and the most known song from the album, and for one primary reason — Baseball.
That is because over the almost 40 years since Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield‘ was released, it has become a popular song played during baseball games in the United States.
So popular, in fact, it is just as well known as that other classic baseball track ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game“.
Due to that popularity ‘Centerfield‘ even earned the singer songwriter the honor of having his song celebrated at the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony in 2010.
The track is also the now 77-year-old singer’s most played track on streaming services like Spotify.
Listen to John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield‘ as heard in the Ted Lasso “red string” scene in the song’s (obviously) baseball-centered video, and on his album of the same name.
You will find information about many more of the songs played on all three seasons of Ted Lasso here on Leo Sigh.
The third season of Ted Lasso is streaming via Apple TV.
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