The fields are alive with the sound

The fields are alive with the soundOther notable performances

[thumps up] Ozzie Smith sings Sam Cooke's "Cupid" Not to give Nikko a complex, but his dad's better at the singing stuff, too.

[thumps up] Ben Broussard sings and plays guitar to U2's "With or Without You" lie's a legitimate talent who's putting out his own CD this summer.

[thumps up] Matt Ginter plays the banjo and sings backup to The Dillards' "Dooley" As a bluegrass song, it's a departure from the rest of the tracks on the CD. But Ginter and his brother David, who is the lead vocalist and plays the guitar, are an impressive team.

[thumps up] Aubrey Huff sings "Letters from Home" No disrespect to John Michael Montgomery, but we like Huff's less twangy version even better than the original.

[thumps down] Omar Vizquel sings and plays the drums to the Goo Goo Dolls' "Broadway" Ever heard Saturday Night Live's Horatio Sanz do Saddam Hussein?

The fields are alive
with the sound of music

A CD showcasing the musical talents of major leaguers?
Puh-lease. But--surprise--"Oh Say Can You Sing?" isn't half bad.

Jimmy Rollins "Wish Coco Crisp "We Got
The original raps List" That Thing"

Standout lyric "When I was young, "That chain you're
I never had a big wearin' is dental
wish list. A bat floss to me. I
and ball is all I sacrifice bunts
wanted for like burnt
Christmas." offerings."
Background music Super Mario Bros. The classic record
meets Mortal Kombat scratch.
--with an
occasional Rollins
pant mixed in.
Best self-promoting lyric "In '78, a star was "You'll win if you
born. Rollins In play on my team
2001, his career because I bring
was on." more drama than
Stephen King. I
play the center
like Kareem."
Overall message I'm good. It's hard being a
star. I like being
a star. I'm good.
I'm not nice. I'm