Friday Random 10: Ballpark Beer Edition

Pax Arcana

When I lived in Colorado, I thought the fact that they didn’t serve Coors beer at Coors Field (only Budweiser products) was the most preposterous beer-related ballpark reality.

Not any more. According to New Stadium Insider (via With Leather), the new Yankee Stadium features coolers labeled — and I’m not shitting you — Retro Beer, from which the friendly service hands will be glad to serve you up a PBR, Schlitz, Schaeffer, or Ballantine’s for just $9.

Check it:


We have officially reached the point where cheap beer — drunk casually by hipsters partly for ironic purposes and partly because it’s so cheap — has been reinvented as a $9 commodity at $85 billion brand new stadium (Ed. Note — This figure may be off).

That sound you just heard was Perry Ellis crapping out a boulder.

The songs:

Sons & Daughters — The Decemberists
Metal School — Spoon
Idioteque — Radiohead
Witness Blues — A.A. Bondy
It’s a Wonderful Life — The Real Tuesday Weld
You Are the Blood — Sufjan Stevens
Fitter Happier — Radiohead
Challengers — The New Pornographers
Guitar — CAKE
Who’s Laughing — Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Bonus Video:

Hurt Feelings — Flight of the Conchords

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.



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6 responses to “Friday Random 10: Ballpark Beer Edition

  1. You know FA is going to come on here talking about how delicious Schlitz is or something ridiculous, but I have to say: PBR is pretty good for a cheap beer. I’d never pay 9 bucks for it, though.

  2. I like PBR okay. I know Perry is a big Ballantine’s fan.

  3. 1. Mr. Tambourine Man (Bootleg Series Vol. 6, Live 1964) – Bob Dylan
    2. That’s Where It’s At – Lou Rawls & Ray Charles
    3. It Ain’t Hard to Tell – Nas
    4. I Chose to Sing the Blues – Ray Charles
    5. Linger – The Cranberries
    6. Free At Last – Blind Boys of Alabama
    7. Sheep – Pink Floyd
    8. Picture Book – The Kinks
    9. I Will Survive – Cake
    10. Only a Fool Would Say That – Steely Dan


  4. I’ll take a Lone Star tallboy thank you very much, and if you pay more than $2.00 for 24 oz Beer it better be imported.

    THS – A Positive Rage is Damn good…

    1. Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things
    2. Arizona – Ghost
    3. The Hold Steady – First Night (live) (from a Positive Rage DVD/CD release which is very good, since i mention it again)
    “Charlemagne pulls street corner scams
    and Gideon’s got a popcap from a Pringles can
    Holly’s insatiable, she still looks incredible
    But she don’t look like that same girl we met
    on that first night
    when she was golden with floorlight and beer
    on that first night
    she slept like she’d never been scared”
    4. Ra Ra Riot – Oh La (put on a good SXSW show)
    5. The Cure – In Between Days
    6. R.L. Burnside – He Ain’t Your Daddy
    7. The Decembrists – Annan Water (put on a crappy SXSW show, CRAPPY)
    8. Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ at Midnight
    9. Bob Dylan – Dreamin’ Of You (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    10. Madlib – Slim’s Return

    I have been on the Family Hosting tour and havent had time to sleep let alone do any SXSW related stuff. Trying to do a whole bunch of stuff with no time is always difficult.

  5. Perry Ellis

    This just makes me sad.

    Not Home Anymore, Whiskeytown
    Jesus Was An Only Son, Bruce Springsteen
    Baby Can Dance (PTS. II-IV), Hoodoo Gurus
    Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin
    Home Again Garden Grove, The Mountain Goats
    The Line Begins To Blur, Nine Inch Nails (w. Teeth)
    Country Boy, Johnny Cash
    Reason To Believe, Bruce Springsteen
    Burn The Witch, Queens Of The Stone Age
    Thank God It’s Christmas, Queen

  6. This will make you jealous of me in the crowd:

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