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Twins Replace Fake Fan Noise with Chumbawamba’s ‘Tubthumping’

With the truncated season just days away, cheers and organ music take a backseat to the ‘90s anthem.
Image courtesy of Flickr/Ralf Schulze
Major League Baseball sent iPads to every team, including Minnesota, pre-programmed with ambient ballpark noise, from cheers to claps to walk-up music. The Twins, while grateful for the gesture, are following their own path as they prepare to play ball in an empty Target Field.

“Man oh man, do I love Chumbawamba,” said Derek Falvey, the team’s President of Baseball Operations, referencing the British band behind the hit 1997 single “Tubthumping.”

Multiple team sources confirm that the song will replace applause, boos, chants, and organ sounds. Batters can still use their preferred walk-up music, provided that the song’s creator has covered “Tubthumping” and they use that cover. “It defaults back to the original otherwise,” noted Falvey.

Players were confused, but said they’d adjust.

“What’s a Chumbawamba,” asked catcher Mitch Garver. “I honestly don’t know.”

“The ‘I get knocked down’ song, oh yeah, I remember that,” said prize free agent acquisition Josh Donaldson. “I’ve played at Tropicana Field in September, this will only be stranger on the margins.”

Falvey says the 7th inning stretch will also sound different.

“Obviously, there won’t be fans around to stand up and sing ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ so we won’t be playing it,” said Falvey. “However, we will be playing ‘Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba.”

As for the National Anthem, the Twins will continue rising to salute America prior to the first pitch.

“That is one tradition we don’t mess around with,” said Falvey. “We’ll continue to stand, remove our caps, and honor America every night. However, instead of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ we’ll be singing ‘Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba.”

Falvey, who joined the Twins in 2016, said he’s hopeful that the team can reach the playoffs in this shortened season.

“We have about two months to gel as a team and get to the ultimate prize,” said Falvey. “The Fall Classic, with Chumbawamba throwing out the first pitch then playing their hit song ‘Tubthumping’ on the outfield grass. It’s what every player and every fan dreams of.”

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NatteringNabob
Jul 17 2020 10:52 AM
ARGH!!!! EAR WORM ALERT!!!!!!!!!!
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sampleSizeOfOne
Jul 17 2020 12:00 PM

Seems reasonable to me.

 

Anyone got any better suggestions?

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nicksaviking
Jul 17 2020 12:26 PM

Falvey is clearly a bigger fan than me; all this time I always thought they were Australian.

 

In fact, I'd like to call for an investigation. I dare someone to think of a word more Australian sounding than Chumbawamba or Tubthumping.

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If we wanted horrible 90s songs, should have went with "What's Going On" by 4 none blonde's... pretty much the worst song ever
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Nine of twelve
Jul 17 2020 05:48 PM

 

If we wanted horrible 90s songs, should have went with "What's Going On" by 4 none blonde's... pretty much the worst song ever

No. The following is unquestionably the worst song ever. I can't even get through the entire thing. I don't think anyone should even click on the link.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Jul 17 2020 06:05 PM

Falvey is clearly a bigger fan than me; all this time I always thought they were Australian.
 
In fact, I'd like to call for an investigation. I dare someone to think of a word more Australian sounding than Chumbawamba or Tubthumping.


I'm a fan of chunder.
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sampleSizeOfOne
Jul 18 2020 05:52 PM

And i'm fully expecting to be rickrolled by the crowd noise at least once this season...

And i'm fully expecting to be rickrolled by the crowd noise at least once this season...

Let it be noted, the Twins will never:

  1. give you up
  2. let you down
  3. change towns and desert you
  4. make you cry
  5. say goodbye (see 3. above)
  6. choke in the postseason and hurt you

You know the rules and so do I. You wouldn't get this from any other team.

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Tubthumping merely encourages in-game drinking. Luckily, I do not drive while watching TV. 

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sampleSizeOfOne
Jul 19 2020 05:40 AM

Let it be noted, the Twins will never:

  • change towns and desert you
...

RIP Rock Cats... Sigh.

I was part of a company outing to see 'em back when Ben Revere and Joe Benson roamed their out field.

But...

I get up again!
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