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Old 07-10-2018, 11:18 AM
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Ok, I haven't been to many games recently, and not been able to watch on tv very often. What songs are being played after a home run and a victory?

I think NaNa Hey Hey is still played after pitching changes, but not after HR's and the rare Sox win. So much for "Tradition".
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:58 PM
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The song typically heard right after wins is Victorious by Panic! at the Disco. They still play Sweet Home Chicago, too.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:21 PM
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It doesn't seem right not hearing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" after home runs.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:43 PM
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It doesn't seem right not hearing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" after home runs.
No it doesn't feel right.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:15 PM
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When did they decide to piss on tradition like this

This is terrible. The "charge!" notes morphing into nananana was always piff. Was this Reifert's idea
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:36 PM
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When did they decide to piss on tradition like this

This is terrible. The "charge!" notes morphing into nananana was always piff. Was this Reifert's idea
Iím actually stunned at the reactions here as if this just happened this year. The Steam song hasnít been used after a homer or after the end of a game in at least 15 years, if not longer. Might be closer to 20 years. It was phased out years ago... well before the 2005 season.
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It doesn't seem right not hearing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" after home runs.
I donít think it would feel right if they DID play it now. Itís been that long. Itís almost been phased out for the same amount of time as it was in existence.
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The song typically heard right after wins is Victorious by Panic! at the Disco. They still play Sweet Home Chicago, too.

Ok. Don't know if I know it or not. Will have to check youtube.

I was at a game about a month ago and there was a home run, and they actually won, and no NaNa...really kind of unfulfilling in the entertainment category. Disappointing.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:45 PM
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Guys, I like Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbye as much as the next Sox fan, but y'all need to chill. It's quite possible the song is resonating with fewer people coming to games and thus, they didn't feel they had to emphasize it as much with Nancy gone.

On top of that, newer fans need their own traditions to latch onto. Nowadays, more people see to hate that Thunderstruck isn't played at the start of games so much anymore.

This thread is one more example of why people pile onto baseball purists for not wanting anything to change ever. Not all change is good, but to never want the game or game-day experience to evolve is just silly. If baseball was really true to what it once was, everything would be exactly as how it was in the mid-19th century, and I don't think the game would have survived that way.

The below video shows exactly how some of you are sounding:

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:19 AM
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Guys, I like Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbye as much as the next Sox fan, but y'all need to chill. It's quite possible the song is resonating with fewer people coming to games and thus, they didn't feel they had to emphasize it as much with Nancy gone.

On top of that, newer fans need their own traditions to latch onto. Nowadays, more people see to hate that Thunderstruck isn't played at the start of games so much anymore.

This thread is one more example of why people pile onto baseball purists for not wanting anything to change ever. Not all change is good, but to never want the game or game-day experience to evolve is just silly. If baseball was really true to what it once was, everything would be exactly as how it was in the mid-19th century, and I don't think the game would have survived that way.

The below video shows exactly how some of you are sounding:

Um the song was basically the adopted fight song for our team, kind of like a Note Dame, Wisconsin or Michigan fight song, or the Cubs having guests for the 7th inning stretch,nor Boston Sweet Caroline. But what do the Sox do but piss away all that is unique and turn us into homogenized..fill in the blank, anywho ballpark organization. The song in my opinion had a powerful unique antagonistic quality to the opposing team. Oh well if I have that opinion.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:25 PM
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Um the song was basically the adopted fight song for our team, kind of like a Note Dame, Wisconsin or Michigan fight song, or the Cubs having guests for the 7th inning stretch,nor Boston Sweet Caroline. But what do the Sox do but piss away all that is unique and turn us into homogenized..fill in the blank, anywho ballpark organization. The song in my opinion had a powerful unique antagonistic quality to the opposing team. Oh well if I have that opinion.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:13 PM
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Not to sound like an old man, but the "Na, Na, Na" has special meaning for me because I was a kid when it became popular with the Sox and reminds me of being a 10-year-old again when I all had to worry about was why Wayne Nordhagen or Bill Nahorodny struck out in an important at-bat.

Also, I was fortunate enough to be there at Game 1 of the 2005 playoffs against Boston when former Cub great Matt Clement got his ass handed to him by our Sox.

As Clement was leaving the field when he was pulled, it was amazing to hear our Sox fans singing - in my case, screaming - the song along with everyone else.

It was as though the good fans of the South Side were saying "This is OUR turn, Red Sox Nation. Bleep you!"

In all honesty, if they don't play it now, it doesn't bother me that much. I just want the Sox to win. I would be upset, however, if they brought back DJ Joe Stephan (sp?) That was not good. At all
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:35 PM
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I THINK they stopped playing it after home runs in the '90s but I know they still played during pitching changes while Nancy was here. After she left it did seem like it became rarer, or at the very least, a bit more faint.
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Guys, I like Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbye as much as the next Sox fan, but y'all need to chill. It's quite possible the song is resonating with fewer people coming to games and thus, they didn't feel they had to emphasize it as much with Nancy gone.

On top of that, newer fans need their own traditions to latch onto. Nowadays, more people see to hate that Thunderstruck isn't played at the start of games so much anymore.

This thread is one more example of why people pile onto baseball purists for not wanting anything to change ever. Not all change is good, but to never want the game or game-day experience to evolve is just silly. If baseball was really true to what it once was, everything would be exactly as how it was in the mid-19th century, and I don't think the game would have survived that way.

The below video shows exactly how some of you are sounding:

This is a pretty specious argument. Why should the Sox or MLB be so dismissive of the idea of keeping traditions when so many other things in society adhere very strongly to tradition? For example, when was the last time you heard someone suggest that we should stop singing Christmas songs like Jingle Bells or O Holy Night in favor of more "hip" Christmas tunes? When was the last time you heard someone suggest that a college football team should get rid of their marching band and replace it with an on-field DJ "to appeal to the kids"? That would be kind of an insane suggestion, no? Smacking of change for the sake of change? Despite the fact that the casual college football fan doesn't actually listen to marching band music in their free time unless they're a marching band person.

What is it about new MLB fans that causes them to "need their own traditions to latch onto", and why doesn't that logic apply to other realms?

Answer: Because it doesn't apply to new MLB fans either. MLB fanhood, like any other kind of thing that people enjoy in their leisure time, is very strongly tied to family. From a marketing standpoint, there should be an extremely compelling reason to keep things like musical traditions the same so that a parent can look at their kid and say "this is how we Sox fans celebrate, like we have for many decades". This is not Major League Lacrosse, a league that is trying to build a base. Baseball and MLB have completely saturated the American consciousness for a full century at this point. Anyone who is going to become a new Sox fan at this point is going to become a fan because someone close to them is going to introduce them to it. Not because they like the music that gets played at the park.
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This is a pretty specious argument. Why should the Sox or MLB be so dismissive of the idea of keeping traditions when so many other things in society adhere very strongly to tradition? For example, when was the last time you heard someone suggest that we should stop singing Christmas songs like Jingle Bells or O Holy Night in favor of more "hip" Christmas tunes? When was the last time you heard someone suggest that a college football team should get rid of their marching band and replace it with an on-field DJ "to appeal to the kids"? That would be kind of an insane suggestion, no? Smacking of change for the sake of change? Despite the fact that the casual college football fan doesn't actually listen to marching band music in their free time unless they're a marching band person.

What is it about new MLB fans that causes them to "need their own traditions to latch onto", and why doesn't that logic apply to other realms?

Answer: Because it doesn't apply to new MLB fans either. MLB fanhood, like any other kind of thing that people enjoy in their leisure time, is very strongly tied to family. From a marketing standpoint, there should be an extremely compelling reason to keep things like musical traditions the same so that a parent can look at their kid and say "this is how we Sox fans celebrate, like we have for many decades". This is not Major League Lacrosse, a league that is trying to build a base. Baseball and MLB have completely saturated the American consciousness for a full century at this point. Anyone who is going to become a new Sox fan at this point is going to become a fan because someone close to them is going to introduce them to it. Not because they like the music that gets played at the park.

I agree with much of this. What I don't agree with is the general premise that the "Na Na Na Hey, Hey" song is no longer played at our ballpark. It is. I don't believe it was ever played following every Sox HR or after the last out after each home victory(as is suggested throughout this thread). It was normally played when the Sox knocked an opposing pitcher out of the game and was played as the pitcher was walking off the mound to the visitor's dugout (an event which sometimes followed a Sox HR). It also was played by the organist. The Sox no longer have an organist playing at every home game (only on weekends and special days).


The song is still being played; it's not played after every Sox HR or home victory (never was) and is being played less frequently likely because there is not an organist at each game and the Sox have been pretty dreadful the last two seasons and haven't been knocking as many pitchers out of games as they once did.


So all of you lamenting the loss of this song, just calm the **** down.
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