ESPN enlisted the help of notable musicians to provide their distinctive interpretations of the "Baseball Tonight" theme song during the 2011 season. We've already featured these versions of the song on air and in the ESPN Music section; now we want you to help us crown the best version of them all.
For 11 weeks, we'll have two artists square off in a poll for you to vote on. The winner will then face the next artist on the schedule and so on until the final week, when we'll see who is the last one standing (full schedule at the bottom).
Rapper and producer J. Cole scored his third consecutive victory by eliminating Latin music band Grupo Fantasma. Now Cole takes on singer-songwriter Steve Earle in Week 8. So vote in the poll at the right of this page now through Sept. 22.
ESPN's MLB theme by J. Cole
Click here for a video of rapper and producer J. Cole playing ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" theme song.
ESPN's MLB theme by Steve Earle
Click here for a video of singer-songwriter Steve Earle playing ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" theme song.
"Baseball Tonight" theme music poll schedule:
Week 1 (July 29-Aug. 4): Staind vs. Good Charlotte
Week 2 (Aug. 5-11): Staind vs. Da' Zoo
Week 3 (Aug. 12-18): Staind vs. Travis Barker
Week 4 (Aug. 19-25): Travis Barker vs. Seether
Week 5 (Aug. 26-Sept. 1): Travis Barker vs. J. Cole
Week 6 (Sept. 2-8): J. Cole vs. Tom Morello
Week 7 (Sept. 9-15): J. Cole vs. Grupo Fantasma
Week 8 (Sept. 16-22): J. Cole vs. Steve Earle
Week 9 (Sept. 23-29): Week 8 winner vs. Zakk Wylde
Week 10 (Sept. 30-Oct. 6): Week 9 winner vs. John Pizzarelli
Week 11 (Oct. 7-13): Championship between Week 10 winner and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals