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Steve Wynn on Hating A-Rod and Why Peter Buck Is a Washington Senators Fan

Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fellows), and the Baseball Project was born. Now augmented with two REM alumni, Peter Buck and Mike Mills, the band has released three albums of songs strictly about baseball.

From a rehearsal space in Athens, Georgia, and in anticipation of his performance on Friday, August 15, at the Oriental Theater, Wynn talked about how he transferred his love for baseball into a viable musical project and how he's comfortable with the shadow cast by his former bands.

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