Game Two might be less than a couple of hours away, but most of Philadelphia is still reeling from Phillies ace pitcher Roy Halladay’s historic no-hitter victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Game One of the NLDS. We couldn’t help but be reminded of “30 Doc”, the recent song from supergroup The Baseball Project featuring Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon (drummer, Miracle 3), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.). The song, released earlier this year through ESPN, is a loving tribute to Halladay’s extraordinary talent. (You can download the song here.) We had a chance to chat (via e-mail) with Steve, who recently finished work on a new Miracle 3 album called Northern Aggression due out at the end of November.
The Key: What did you think of Doc’s game the other night?
Steve: Incredible. The most amazing thing was just the calm inevitability that you just knew he was going to do it. From around the fifth inning there was almost no doubt he would get the no-hitter. He was in command from the start.
The Key: Who are you rooting for? Break it down for us. Who do you think will be in the Series?
Steve: Well, I might lose a few friends in your fine town but I’m a Yankees fan (please! please! you can stop throwing stuff at me now!). And I do predict a rerun of last year’s World Series. The Yankees are just getting over their September swum and the Phillies pitching is just hard to deny. But Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum might have something to say about that prediction. No matter what, it’s going to be interesting and very exciting.
The Key: If push comes to shoves who is your favorite all time player? Team?
Steve: Well, as I said, I’m a Yankee fan. We actually have a song on our next album called “Fair Weather Fans” that talks about how all four of us have moved many times in our lives and have had to deal with balancing the love for our childhood team (in my case, the Dodgers) with the team we adopted in our new town (Yankees). But my all-time favorite player? Most likely, Sandy Koufax.
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