They Might Be Giants: Little League Supporters

A COUPLE OF BELOVED JOHNS FROM BROOKLYN DO GOOD FOR THE KIDS

As baseball season starts up, Little League teams are forming all across the United States. In Seattle, the newest team in the league is named They Might Be Giants. When two coaches named John (just like those two guys in They Might Be Giants) thought what better name then They Might Be Giants for their T-Ball team of 5 to 6 years olds. As the team They Might Be Giants does not keep score at their games, they like to say they are currently undefeated!

And now, back in Brooklyn, alternative rockers They Might Be Giants have caught the baseball spirit and are offering to sponsor other teams (details here). They Might Be Giants, recent recipients of the 2009 GRAMMY for Best Children's album for Here Come the 123s (Editor's Note: an essential tool in the trick bag of any parent with kids under 5), were delighted to hear the about the new TMBG team. Guitarist John Flansburgh: "It's very flattering, and the photograph just knocked us out. Seeing an entire Little League team all wearing the 'No!' t-shirts just made everyone in the band smile."

The band was so enthusiastic that they are now offering teams free "No!" shirts in support of getting kids involved in America's favorite pastime. Flansburgh explains, "If a pizza parlor or a super market can sponsor a team, why can't a rock band? We've posted a free shirt offer on our web site, and as new teams form we're going to post their group photo alongside the Seattle team. We only have t-shirts to offer right now, but if we can get hats too, we're up for that."

Here's a TGIF moment from TMBG.

http://www.tmbg.com/littleleague/

[Published on: 5/22/09]

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