Fans of Major League Baseball have their eyes on the playoff series between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, as the Cubs are leading the tight race with a slight 3-2 edge in a best-of-7 series. Naturally, some baseball-loving musicians have been paying attention, putting their strong team preferences forward whenever possible. Two such artists have taken their fandom to the next level, as the Chicago-based Umphrey’s McGee and Los Angeles-based Los Lobos have placed a friendly wager on the series.In a new bet between friends, Umphrey’s McGee and Los Lobos have agreed that the losing artist will cover a song from the catalog of the winning artist following the conclusion of the series. If the Cubs win, Los Lobos will have to play an Umphrey’s song, but if the Dodgers win, Umphrey’s will have to play a Los Lobos tune. From our searches, neither has covered the other before, so this should be an exciting twist however it plays out!Game six of the series will be played tomorrow night, with an if-necessary game seven scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd. The winner will go on to play the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Meanwhile, Umphrey’s McGee plays shows tonight and tomorrow, and Los Lobos’ next scheduled performance is on October 29th.
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