Sharing tricks of the trade with Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle, during his first World Series
A night at the ballpark brings with it all types of sounds. The crack of the bat, crowd roars, in-house music, shouts of "PEANUTS!" from vendors, and, in some cases, organists.
At any Dodgers game, fans are treated to some truly great sounds from Dieter Ruehle, sitting at his keyboard in the alcove next to the Vin Scully Press Box. During the course of a game, he plays all the standard ballpark music -- the stuff that goes along with the Jumbotron's calls to "Make Some Noise!" and other momentum-garnering jams. He also plays some familiar pop songs, too:
But Ruehle also peppers in players' walk-up music from time to time (as he does frequently with Logan Forsythe's song, "My Wave" by Soundgarden, and Justin Turner's "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran). Prior to the Astros' 7-6 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Wednesday, Ruehle shared some tricks of the trade -- and also some elements of his game that fans might not otherwise know he's responsible for.
Watch the interview clip atop this post to gain a better appreciation for the man behind the music.
Tune into Game 3 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Friday on FOX (7:30 p.m. ET air time, 8 ET game time).