If you’ve watched a Los Angeles Dodgers game recently (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.
CREDIT: @DieterRuehle / Twitter
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