Baseball Song of the Week: 'The Wizard of Oz' by Sam Bush
Hundreds of artists have written songs about baseball over the years -- from The Beastie Boys to The Boss to Bob Dylan. During offseason Thursdays and Fridays, we'll be highlighting our favorite tunes to send you into the weekend. This week: Sam Bush's "The Wizard of Oz."
Catchy, upbeat and likeable -- just like Ozzie himself.
"The Wizard of Oz (Hey, Ozzie)" is a simple little tune that tells the story of Cardinals great Ozzie Smith. From Smith's birth to his big hits to his rise to the Hall of Fame, Sam Bush captures the shortstop's light-hearted, fun-loving attitude out on the diamond. And don't be surprised if you're humming the track after a few hours. Just please, don't try any backflips.
Previously on Song of the Week: Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson"
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