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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In Game 1 Of The World Series, ‘The Heat Is On’

Tonight the Boston Red Sox take on the Saint Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park in Game 1 of the World Series.

Cardinals fans have adopted the 1985 Glenn Frey hit “The Heat is On” as their own. Here & Now takes a quick listen to a much-loved remix of the song, made especially to honor the Cardinals back in the 1980s.



So, Robin, college costs still going up, and I'm sure so are the prices for tickets of tonight's game...



Mr. Segue.

HOBSON: ...between the Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The World Series, of course, starts tonight. And it is no secret, Robin, that you are a Boston Red Sox fan.

YOUNG: What? Can you tell? Does it show? What?


HOBSON: Well, I actually got a tweet about this from the head of St. Louis Public Radio, Tim Eby, who said: I hope Jeremy Hobson remembers his Midwestern roots and show some STL Cards love as Robin does for the Red Sox.

YOUNG: Well, you are not from St. Louis.

HOBSON: I am not from St. Louis. I am from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, which is a - home to no Major League sports team...

YOUNG: Thanks for reminding them.

HOBSON: ...and actually a place that - right, exactly - sort of splits its allegiances between a few teams. But for you, Tim Eby, I will give you this song. Boston may have "Sweet Caroline," but this song belongs to St. Louis.


HOBSON: A remix of Glenn Frey's "The Heat is On," for all you Cardinals fans.

YOUNG: And, by the way, Tim, you know, with a little persuasion, say, baked goods...


YOUNG: ...I could be swayed.

HOBSON: Or maybe some toasted ravioli.

YOUNG: There you go. St. Louis is on.

HOBSON: Send them our way. You're listening to HERE AND NOW. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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