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I’ll admit, when the San Francisco Giants bragged today about creating baseball’s first organic edible garden, I didn’t think twice. I was too worried about the “Yahoo yodel” getting played after home runs (what about the foghorn?) and where the avocado tree behind the centerfield wall went.

But the San Diego Padres are entering their third season with a garden like this. They let the Giants know, in the way teams communicate about things like edible gardens in 2014: a snarky tweet with a #justsayin hashtag.

After a few hours to discuss their options, the Giants did the right thing and apologized for a brand new, yet extremely serious crime: garden misrepresentation.

This has to rank high on the list of the most California things ever. It’s so California, the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote an awful song to capture the moment called “In Your Garden.”

In your garden, your edible garden

Your kale makes me feel alive

In your garden, your edible garden

Girl show me your … chives

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Garden CaliforniaCATION

That’s just the first verse, but it gets repeated 15 times. It’s already getting played hourly on Live 105, and sources say the song’s popularity has led the Giants to consider inviting the Peppers to AT&T Park for one of those Opening Day “surprises” they mentioned during today’s Media Open House.

6 Comments
6 comments
Slam
Slam

Or "Johnny's Garden" by Stephen Stills ( old school )

Beaver
Beaver

I was hoping the Giants would have Brian Murphy sing "Its Raining Men" on Opening Day!

Tom J
Tom J

Doesn't everybody on that show sing? Want a sports show, not a Broadway production.

Beaver
Beaver

@Bay Area Sports Guy @Beaver Thankfully, I don't know the answer to that one.  There is something about grown men singing about other grown men (20 years their junior) that gives me the heebie jeebies.  That being said, I've written a Paulie-style song for you BASG.  Are you ready?  Here we go:  BASG.....BASG....BASG....BASG.  Pretty good huh?  Just sing it to any bad 80's song you can think of.  You're welcome!

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@Tom J This is one of the reasons why I can't really listen to Murph and Mac anymore. Paulie Mac's songs are dumb, and it's like amateur hour for that show.

In a way, that's morning radio though. But yes, can't they just talk sports? I'm not going to lie, Haberman and Middlekauf haven't really been that bad taking over for the Rise Guys the past couple of weeks in the mornings. It's too bad Townsend, Bucher, and Huff's new morning show, sounds like it's going to be an amateur hour type show.

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