While there are a seemingly unlimited number of ways to experience the game of baseball through social media from the comfort of your own home, there are a few things that you can only truly get by attending a game. One of these, is the walk-up music chosen by the players of the home team. I’ve recently been exposed to the fact that many of the walk-up songs for specific players are available online on each team’s respective site. This is fantastic news for those of us who aren’t so lucky as to visit every MLB park and hear each player’s music. Here at CFB I’m gonna take a look at some of the highlights of this rather awful collection of music that MLB players have decided represent them/pump them up/introduce them best.
(You can find the collection of music by going to a team’s website and looking under the “FANS” tab for a section called “Ballpark Music” or something similar to it.)
Chicago White Sox:
Poor twisted you, Jesse Crain. Metallica certainly has its place in the world of walk-up music. It’s made many more appearances than I’ve actually listed here.
Beckham is the only one I’ve seen so far with FIVE different songs, and it must be a nightmare for the guy running stadium sound.
PA Announcer: “now batting, number fifteen, Gordonnnnn Beckhammmmmm”
Sound dude: “oh crap here we go uhhh CHICKEN FRIED wait what why would you even”
I’m picturing a movie poster with a blown up version of that picture of Paul Konerko with the epic title, “PAUL KONERKO: HARVESTER OF SORROW” starring Paul Konerko, Kenny Williams, and probably Ozzie.
The Indians site did not include many here, so I didn’t have too many good ones to choose from but the idea of jolly ol’ Matt Albers calmly telling someone to “sleep now in the fire” is wonderfully disturbing.
More Metallica. In this case though, The Devil’s Dance is most likely The Unintentional Walk.
Am I the only one who thinks he kind of looks like Phineas from “Phineas and Ferb”…? Okay…just checking…
something about Kate Upton
Yeah, Phil Coke would TOTALLY listen to Nickelback. Not even remotely surprised.
Strange choice, as Dirks hasn’t really spent much time on the DL. Maybe he “gets off” on Victor Martinez’ pain which is most of the reason he is still in the lineup maybe I guess I don’t know I am running out of bad jokes :(
Kansas City Royals:
Second Carly Rae appearance. I mean Alcides still has braces anyway, so he’s basically a teenage girl.
Hey Royals fans, go Google Wade Davis (the guy you traded Wil Myers for) and click the first Wikipedia result.
“Edmund Wade Davis (born December 14, 1953) is a Canadian anthropologist…”
I don’t even know…this is just fantastic. GIVE HIM MORE TIME, NED.
“La la la la la la/You never had it so good/ La la la la la la/ You never had it so good…”
Sounds like Darin Mastroanni’s life to me.
I’ll let Jeff Sullivan take this one.
Stare into the demonic pools of doom that are Ryan Doumit’s eyes. Question your belief system.
Hey, that’s Nickelback’s best song