Listened to this new song by local rapper Macklemore (in conjunction with his producer, Ryan Lewis) last night. It’s titled My Oh My and is a nice tribute to Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who passed away last month. Hope you enjoy it this holiday season.
On his website, the rapper explains why he did the song.
Here’s part of what he wrote:
A large portion of my fan base either lives outside of the Northwest, are too young to have listened to him, or just not a fan of baseball. I get it. But I believe that as musicians, it’s our responsibility to pay homage to the people that made us who we are. For me, Niehaus was an imperative part of not only my upbringing, but of Seattle’s unique history and culture. From his signature “My oh my” catch phrase, to the heart and passion that exuded from the radio, his presence will be greatly missed in the Northwest. And for those of you outside of the area, hopefully you’ll listen and get a glimpse of not only a Town legend, but one of the greatest announcers to ever have ever called a game.
One of the best compliments somebody can be paid is to be immortalized as part of popular culture. Looks like Niehaus just had that happen.