monday trivia: band’s name from Mets baseball story

I admit it: I’m a bit of a nerd. Okay, maybe I’m a lot of a nerd. I like trivia and I like music, so I started a weekly trivia question. If you have ideas for the weekly trivia question let me know.

What long running band gets it’s name from a story involving the on-field calls of Mets players Richie Ashburn and Elio Chacón?

Guess in the comments or if you’re stumped you can highlight the bottom of the post to see the answer.

Yo La Tengo (Spanish: “I have it!”) comes from what center fielder Ashburn would yell so Venezuelan shortstop Cancón would understand his calls for the ball and not run into him.

3 responses to “monday trivia: band’s name from Mets baseball story”

  1. Anna says:

    I’m just guessing that the answer is Yo La Tengo, since they’re big baseball fans.

  2. adrian says:

    Correct! Hoboken’s own Yo La Tengo. You’re the big winner, Anna.

  3. nlb says:

    some more baseball bands, for laughts: The Mendoza Line, The Baseball Project

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