The Dodgers’ Organist Plays Selena, Los Tigres Del Norte, Drake And It’s Truly Awesome
If you’ve watched a Los Angeles Dodgers game (on TV or in person), you’ve probably heard a few familiar playing songs in the background. Like this one:
— Rachelle (@RacaRosh16) September 26, 2017
Yep, that’s “Baila Esta Cumbia” by Selena.
And this one:
You’ve probably heard this one at a party at least once in your life: “Como Te Voy A Olvidar” by Los Angeles Azules.
Where are these glorious sounds coming from? Dieter Ruehele, the organist for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He began the gig in 2016, replacing longtime Dodgers organist Nancy Bea Hefley, who retired after 28 years with the Dodgers.
— Josh Sanders (@JoshBSanders) June 27, 2017
Ruehle has made a name for himself by peppering in bits of popular music (of all genres) during Dodger games. He’s got several Spanish-language hits in his arsenal, such as “La Puerta Negra” by Los Tigres del Norte…
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) July 27, 2017
… And the two songs you heard previously. Selena’s “Baila Esta Cumbia”…
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) September 7, 2017
… and “Como Te Voy A Olvidar” by Los Angeles Azules.
Here's "Como Te Voy A Olvidar," requested by @MannyF10!
If you have any other requests, let us know! ? pic.twitter.com/xbRGGRIT5Z
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) July 23, 2017
Ruehle’s got range. He might hit you with the theme to “Rick and Morty”…
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) July 29, 2017
… The theme music to “Game Of Thrones”…
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) June 22, 2017
… Or “Passionfruit” by Drake.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 22, 2017
And the fans love it.
— Dilcia Barrera (@Dilabar) October 7, 2017
The Dodgers organist playing “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” by Los Angeles Azules?? He’s a real one lol
— Artemio Moran (@Proliphic85) October 7, 2017
Dodgers organist playing cumbia at Dodger Stadium, he's the GOAT
— John A. ⚾ (@big_john819) July 23, 2017
Even fans of opposing teams appreciate Ruehle’s song selection.
— Jeffrey T on K-Hits (@JeffroRadio) October 16, 2017
I don't like the Dodgers, but their organist just played the intro to Personal Jesus by @depechemode so he's ok in my book.
— Vinny Joe ________ (@Vincemarotta) September 5, 2017
So, if you’re watching the World Series, listen closely. You may hear one of your favorite songs playing in the background.
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) June 20, 2017