“Tessie”

I have a terrible secret.

For reasons I can simply not explain, I really like that song “Tessie” by Dropkick Murphy.

This song was most recently featured in the movie Fever Pitch and it is probably better known in the Boston area as the theme song of the Boston Red Sox. The Boston-Fracking-Red Sox! This is my secret shame.

To be honest, I think I enjoy the song because of it’s pacing and it is one of those rare rock-songs about baseball–and you gotta love rock songs about baseball, Boston or not. It’s also got a great chorus. I just downloaded it from the Apple Music Store. Listening to it now makes me forget, for a moment, that I’ve been sick for the last couple of days and makes me feel like it’s the beginning of baseball, spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.