Remembering the '93 Phillies and the early days of rap-rock

'Duk
October 16, 2008

When Carlos Ruiz squeezed his mitt tight around Nomar Garciaparra's pop fly on Wednesday night, it did more than send the Phillies to their first World Series in 15 years. It also marked the official start of what will be countless blog posts paying tribute to the gloriously-mulleted '93 NL title squad.

So allow me to start the festivities with this long-lost public-access TV show appearance by The Jesters of the Court, the seminal rap-rock band that would later pave the way for Rage Against The Machine, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock and Linkin Park. Yes, it's a shame that someone with the skill to rhyme "Kevin Stocker" with "Orville Redenbacher" never made it big, but at least these '08 Phillies have given The Jesters of the Court another turn in the spotlight.

(In case your place of employment blocks out YouTube, here's what you're missing: "The Fightin' yo, The Fightin' yo, said the fight fight fighting Phils, check it out ... [guitar solo] ... aw yeah")