Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 4/22/12
It was 1992. The Oakland A's, behind Tony LaRussa, Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley and the Bash Brothers, were only a year removed from a three-year run in the World Series. The Cubs, meanwhile, had been to the playoffs once in eight years, and Greg Maddux was only just beginning his stretch as the greatest pitcher alive. Away from sports, Garth Brooks had friends in low places, Pearl Jam was destroying the charts, and Uncle Jesse was breaking little girls' hearts all over the world. Not to be forgotten, Chicago Cubs fan Richard Marx was dreaming of a World Series win for the northsiders. From this early-'90s potpurri, a music video was born. No, it wasn't "Jeremy" or even that silly Beach Boys video that had Uncle Jesse up on stage drumming. Not even close. It was "Take This Heart", a single off of Marx's "Rush Street" album. And if you think 1992 Richard Marx was going to make a music video and not include his dreams of winning the World Series for the Cubs, you're crazy!...
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