___It goes without saying that we've all learned much from Journey. "Don't stop Believin" taught us to... never stop believing. ..In what, exactly, I have no idea... but come on... believing is a good thing. They're totally right about that. And how perfect is it that any way that I want it, also happens to be the way that they need it. I mean... that doesn't happen too often.posted by Adam 12/01/2005 09:13:00 AM
Anyway... if you're like most of the country, then you probably missed this... but if you live in Chicago, then you know that the 2005 World Series Championship owes everything to Journey.
and yes... this is true.
The Chicago White Sox baseball team adopted "Don't Stop Believin'" as their theme song for their playoff push towards the 2005 World Series , after players Joe Crede and A.J. Pierzynski went to a bar and screamed "Play some freakin' Journey!!" to a bad lounge singer. On October 28, 2005, Steve Perry led the team and the crowd in an a capella rendition of the song, on the podium at the World Series Championship celebration in Chicago.
I personally question whether this would be true if not for the Family Guy Karaoke episode. So this obviously begs the question... Who would've won the 2005 World Series if Family Guy never came back on the air???
Now check this out... their ESC4P3 album circa 1981, also appears to be the earliest documented use of 1337 (leet speak). Internet geeks are abuzz with this discovery today... showing, quite dramatically I might add, that Journey has achieved the toughest sociological challenge of the 80's. Uniting Nerds and Jocks.