Baseball Related Songs: “Perfect Day for Baseball” by Jason Siemer

In today’s episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to “Perfect Day for Baseball” performed by singer/songwriter Jason Siemer.

Jason Siemer has many talents next to being a singer/songwriter. The Baltimorean is also a writer, a producer, a director, and an editor. He has his own video production company with the capability and resources to produce, direct, and edit private or corporate videos on any scale.

Jason began writing and recording songs in 1997 with his band, Hyper Hanna. Since then, he has moved on as a solo artist. Next to writing songs, he also worked as Entertainment Manager for the Baltimore Orioles.

He has written and recorded several songs about baseball of which “Perfect Time for Baseball” and the theme song for the Orioles “A World of Orioles Baseball” are best known to baseball fans around the USA.

Perhaps the biggest honor for Jason was his song “What Makes a Legend” being used as the centerpiece of Cal Ripken’s historical retirement celebration as the song is a tribute to the former O’s infielder.

Broadjam.com gives the following description of Jason: “Drawing from a healthy dose of everyman disappointment, yearning & faith, Jason manages to bring truly fresh life to the singer/songwriter/rock genre. His straight from the heart lyrical honesty delivered in a plaintive and disarmingly personal voice is the perfect vehicle for songs that make a direct connection with the listener. While working in the Productions department for the Baltimore Orioles for the past 9 years, Jason has recorded various songs that have been heard by millions of baseball fans.”

The one and only Cal Ripken himself has a cameo in “Perfect Day for Baseball” as he records the intro of the song.

Perhaps this song is not one of those little gems you’ll find every now and then but it points out perfectly what baseball is about: gathering with friends, have fun and play the game we love.

The lyrics of “Perfect Day for Baseball” are as follows:

[Intro by Cal Ripken]
Hi, this is Cal Ripken. The weather is finally warming up and it’s a perfect day for baseball. 

Look outside, it’s a perfect day for baseball
Sunny sky, a perfect day for baseball
Spring is here so let’s begin to play the game we love again
on a perfect day for baseball

I’m looking back on all my innocence so long ago
Those summer days are only memories
I’ll never have them back but I can see the pictures in my mind
with all my friends surrounding me

A homemade field, a baseball game, 
The only thing we cared about was waking up to say

Look outside, it’s a perfect day for baseball
Sunny sky, a perfect day for baseball
Spring is here so let’s begin to play the game we love again
on a perfect day for baseball

Whatever happened to those simple ways and early days 
and breathing all the air outside

Now it seems we’re caught up in the day today, we never play
We’re only here for a short time

So drop the phone, put all your work away and seize the day
I promise one day missed won’t mean a thing
Gather the ones you love and take them back and fall in love 
You be surprised of all the unity it brings

We live one life
So make it great
The weather’s finally warming up and I can hardly wait

So look outside, it’s a perfect day for baseball
Sunny sky, a perfect day for baseball
Spring is here so let’s begin to play the game we love again
on a perfect day 

Look outside, it’s a perfect day for baseball
Sunny sky, a perfect day for baseball
Spring is here so let’s begin to play the game we love again
on a perfect day for baseball

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