The Misery Tenor


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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  1. Ace says:

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

  2. Drew says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  3. crawdaddie says:

    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.

  4. Hughesus Cristo says:

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

  5. Aj says:

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

    • The Truth says:

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

      Says the little boy.

      • Moshe Mandel says:

        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.

      • Aj says:

        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.

  6. AndrewYF says:

    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.

  7. pete says:

    good. I hate that song

  8. thurdonpaul says:

    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)

  9. Upstate says:

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

  10. scoopemup says:

    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.

  11. Whitey14 says:

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

  12. jkiv says:

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

  13. Hmill says:

    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.

    • Michael says:

      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.

  14. [...] last we heard from Ronan Tynan, Will Leitch had profiled the troubled singer. Exiled from Yankee Stadium this fall after his anti-Semitic remarks became public, Tynan has since [...]

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