Last night at dinner, Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California” came on the radio. We got into a conversation about the band and which of their songs we liked the best. Then someone mentioned that when the Phillies' Chase Utley goes up to bat, he has the band’s song “Kashmir” played.

“Now there’s a great question,” I thought. So I asked everyone at the table, "If you were a major league baseball player, what would you chose as your up-at-bat song?"

That question got a really good conversation going about what songs would be chosen and why. I learned a few things about my boys and a friend who was eating with us.

In case you’re curious, here are the songs we chose:

  • “Too High to Fly” – Dokken (my husband)
  • “Good Feeling” – the DJ Spinbad remix (my 12-year-old)
  • “Tobuscus Theme Song” – (a 12-year-old friend of the family)
  • “I Can’t Stop” – Doctor P and Flux Pavilion (my 9-year-old)
  • “Linus and Lucy” – Vince Guaraldi (me)

Today is the first day of spring, and baseball is in the air. Tonight at dinner, try asking the people around your table what their at-bat song would be and see what kind of answers you get.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Family dinner conversation starter for the start of spring
Need a topic to get the conversation started at dinner? Ask everyone this baseball question and see what answers you get.