The Rays make Kevin Costner want to … sing?

September 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm | Posted in Baseball, Rays | 3 Comments

It seems that we can count Kevin Costner among the legion of celebrities that are Tampa Bay Rays fans, joining Dick Vitale, Hulk Hogan, Brian Knobbs (one of the Nasty Boys, a wrestling tag team), and Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

Costner has recorded a song about the Rays called It’s All Up To You.  I kid you not.  And it’s not half bad.  You can listen to it here.

Before he came out with the song, Costner had a couple of ties to the Rays:

  • His band, Modern West, performed at the official unveiling party for the team’s new name, logo, and uniforms last November.
  • Modern West also performed at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (home of the Rays’ Triple-A team) on July 4 of this year.  And of course, Kevin Costner played Crash Davis in Bull Durham, one of the best baseball movies of all-time, which is about the Bulls.

Seriously, I highly recommend checking out the song.  Even if you don’t care about the Rays, it’s pretty interesting to hear Kevin Costner sing…

While you’re at it, check out the official Rays theme song, Feel The Heat Rays, from a very talented Canadian band called Living Under Venus.  You can listen to it on their MySpace page.  It’s a great song and it’s played after every Rays home run at the Trop.  Fans of the Twins or the White Sox will be hearing a lot of it later this week!

The second song on their MySpace page is actually about the Toronto Blue Jays, so they’re clearly baseball fans.

Kevin Costner card that I recently received from Ryan of Trader Crack's Blog

Kevin Costner card that I recently received from Ryan of Trader Crack's Blog

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  1. Ack! The Rays are turning into the Dodgers East! That’s the worst part of being a Dodger fan, all the celebrity hangers-on. If you want some more of what L.A. has, you’re welcome to ’em.

  2. I had never heard of Living Under Venus before… Any fan of baseball & music is a friend of mine.

    Made this at work today:
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=375316184&albumID=583501&imageID=11545333

    Tweaked a ’78 Reggie Jackson…

  3. Dude, that is pretty cool! You should send it to the band; I think they’d like it!


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