Bring Back “Minnie the Moocher”!!!


Who here remembers when the Royals would blast Cab Calloway’s version of “Minnie the Moocher” in the late innings back in the 80′s and 90′s?  If memory serves, they would typically bust it out over the public address during late inning pitching changes, or most likely, during the 7th inning stretch after “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” had already been played.

I want your memories and thoughts on this people.  If you remember the exact circumstances of when the song would be played, please let me know.  What I do remember, is everyone being TOTALLY into it when “Minnie” would come on, fans singing along and enjoying the experience thoroughly.

Re-popularized after Cab and “Minnie” were featured in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers”, the Royals picked up on it, using the song as a late inning anthem.  It is a tradition that we should re-embrace!  Cool is cool and fun is fun.  Does it really matter that Calloway was singing about cocaine and opium?

Cab Calloway: \”Minnie the Moocher\”

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  • Mike

    Hell yes. I’ve been wanting them to bring that tradition back for years!

  • http://kingsofkauffman.com Michael Engel

    Given Kansas City’s role in the spread of jazz, I don’t see why they would have stopped doing that.

    My suggestion…instead of Garth freaking Brooks singing Friends in Low Places for the 400th time, yeah, how about some Cab Calloway?

  • Suzy

    I have to agree with Michael. Friends in Low Places doesn’t do anything for the atmosphere. While I wasn’t around during the days that they played Minnie the Moocher, I can imagine that it was absolutely phenomenal to be around during those days, hearing the crowd singing along.