The Misery Tenor

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Will Leitch penned a piece for New York Magazine on the trials and tribulations of Ronan Tynan, who lost his gig singing “God Bless America” at Yankee home playoff games after making an anti-Semitic remark in October.  Tynan,  who was dubbed “The Misery Tenor” by his friends because he’s sung at so many funerals, still sings at Buffalo Sabres games but is trying to figure out what’s next.

The Yankees have no plans to bring Tynan back according to Leitch, meaning the seventh inning stretch at a bunch of Yankee home games just got a little quieter.

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  • Ace

    It’s time to stop signing it altogether. The point has been made.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Excessive Back Hair Complex

      Signing autographs?

      • Ace

        Ha. Dick.

  • Drew

    Leave it to the NHL… I’m happy the Yanks acted swiftly back in October but come on Sabres.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Excessive Back Hair Complex

      Ronan’s going to be really pissed when they sic the DoT on him for painting those bicycle lanes all over the place!

    • Chili Davis

      I’m a Sabres fan, and I don’t think Ronan has sung at one of their games since last season. I could be wrong about that, though.

  • crawdaddie

    They need to stop the singing of GBA for every home game anyway. Do it on Sundays and special days like 4th of July and Memorial Day.

    • The Three Amigos

      I like it, because it keeps the other teams pitcher cold a little bit longer.

      • Tom Zig


  • Hughesus Cristo

    GBA is “fucked out” at YS. I hate to say it, but it’s true.

    • Aj

      What the hell does that mean? lol

    • barry

      “Fucked out” doesn’t make any sense moron.

  • Aj

    Yanks have an image to upheld, we can find someone else to sing the pointless God Bless America.

    • The Truth

      we can find someone else to sing the pointless God Bless America.

      Says the little boy.

      • Moshe Mandel

        So I’ll say it.

        We can find someone else to sing the pointless GBA.

        It is not pointless in of itself, but what exactly is the purpose of a second patriotic song at the ballpark? I get it for special occasions, but it is unnecessary every night.

        • Drew

          Necessary is a fickle word.

          Considering we’re talking about a ball game I’d say none of the ceremonies are “necessary.” Many people here don’t like it but I’d imagine many people do enjoy it.

          I dislike Kate Smith’s rendition but I’d love to have someone sing it like Ronan did.

          • Moshe Mandel

            They would also enjoy a really good rendition of various other songs. The Yankees are the only Stadium that does it, and it is time to retire it. It’s just entirely random at this point.

            • Drew

              Well you’re obviously Anti-American.

              /Glenn Beck’d

        • Short Porch

          Lest we ever forget 9/11


      • Aj

        It is pointless and you don’t have to be a little boy to have an opinion that differs with yours. But that was very mature of you.

  • AndrewYF

    Good. I for one hated Tynan’s voice. Maybe it was that the tune (esp. the awful introduction) is really rather terrible, but I never understood why this guy’s voice was so highly regarded.

    • Aj

      Well now they can find an actual American, not an Irishman, to sing God Bless America if its so important to the patriots out there. His voice isn’t terrible but I agree it’s not as impressive as many people think.

      • Drew


        No reason to have a foreigner sing GBA.

        Wait, what?

      • http://None Michael

        You mean a Native American Indian?

        Because the rest are either foreigners, or tresspassing.

        • misterd

          So are the “Native” American Indians. Humans are not indigenous to the American continents.

  • pete

    good. I hate that song

  • thurdonpaul

    i may be in the minority, but i like the song and i liked tynans version. im not defending the guy, but i do believe he apologized. (im ducking)

  • Upstate

    That song is fucked out…fuck it and the fat bastard who sings it.

  • scoopemup

    I loved Ronan,and yes,political correctness screwed him,but the undeniable truth is that the Yanks never won once he came aboard,but when fired, we won WS.

  • Whitey14

    Neil Diamond has other songs…you could always grab one of those…;-)

  • jkiv

    He can come back if he agrees to sing God Bless America in Yiddish.

    • Aj


    • http://None Michael

      Now that was funny

  • Hmill

    If we are talking about pointless songs, let’s get rid of cotton eye joe and that dude in the stupid hawaiian hat who dances on the jumbotron. Has anyone really ever paid attention to the lyrics of that song? They are pretty offensive (though not as offensive as that guy’s dancing). I can’t watch him bust out “the sprinkler” or his “reeling in the big fish” moves for another season.

    • http://None Michael

      We go to ballgames to get away.
      Leave God Bless America for swearing in a President.

      It has no place at a ballgame.

      Cotton Eyed Joe obviously has no point.
      But that kind of is the point, to not think about life for a while.

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