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This is the thread where we talk about the music that certain players/stadiums play before certain batters.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I heard Daft Punk's "One More Time" before a JT Snow at bat last night. I laughed.

Bonds used to like DMX but then it seemed HIS song was Eminem's "Lose Yourself".

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

These days I can't hear anything but a roar before Bonds' ABs.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

not sure but i seem to remember ram jam's "black betty" being played before kevin millar's ab's last year.

otto midnight (otto midnight), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I seem to remember the Pittsburgh PA / DJ, sometime in the '80s, playing assorted jokey themes for different players, even pissing at least one off. Naturally, time has eroded all the specifics.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, I just remembered this incident from last year (somewhat related).

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's been a few years, but Craig Biggio used to have the "Hey, ho, let's go!" part of "Blitzkreig Bop" and Jeff Bagwell used to have that Rage Against the Machine song from the end of The Matrix. Not sure what they use now.

boldbury, Wednesday, 14 April 2004 15:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic: Paul O'Neill's "Baba O'Reilly." Even now when I scan that one up on the classic rock station in the car, I instinctively think, "Here comes a double off the wall."

briania, Wednesday, 14 April 2004 18:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

andruw jones uses "move bitch", chipper uses "crazy train", julio "jesus juice" franco uses some christian rock tune that everytime i hear it i think 'is this rush?' until i see granpa walking to the batter's box.

cinniblount (James Blount), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 21:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What does AJ Pierzynski play?

Leee O'Gaddy (Leee), Sunday, 18 April 2004 00:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lankford used to use Dre's Keep Their Heads Ringing. Willie "Peanut Head" McGee got The Natural Theme in his latter years.

bnw (bnw), Sunday, 18 April 2004 14:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

tom wilson used to have danzig's "mother" play.
the pa would always cut out right after the 1st word: "mother..."
wich always sounded really... well; gay.

dyson (dyson), Sunday, 18 April 2004 19:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

does Ray Durham still use Master P?

hstencil, Monday, 19 April 2004 03:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I heard daft punk's "one more time" again(!!!) during a Paul LoDuca pre-at bat versus the Giants on Saturday.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 26 April 2004 23:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and he singled and afterward they played the stadium-house remix (what is the name of this mix) of zombie nation's "kernkraft400".

MLB 2004 = french disko 2001.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 26 April 2004 23:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

good analogy, gygax!

i remember seeing a Reds/Cubs game at old Riverfront and Bo Diaz, then catcher for the home team, had a little routine he would do at the end of his at salsic sounding pre at bat music..it kinda went..BaPaPa BaPaPa BEEouuu Boom! ..and at the end of the ditty, after well timed swings and stretches, he threlvic pusted to the Boom! part of the song and stepped in the box. Being 12, i thought it was cool as fuck. in retrospect, it was pretty crude, i guess.

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 01:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No, still cool as fuck.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 02:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Any baseball player showing signs of rhythm is cool as fuck.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 03:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And what music would you have your team play as you dug into the box, o ILB?

I think I would begin with a handful of Superchunk songs until I discovered which one produced the most hits.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 04:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i would have random eric gaffney screams/noise in short bursts to try to disrupt the pitchers equilibrium. i'd need all the help i could get. failing that i'd probably settle for the gories.

otto midnight (otto midnight), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 12:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I would replace the PABM of anyone using Creed or Nickelback or some sub-Springsteenian common-people grunge hash with either Dear Nora, Beat Happening, Honeybunch, or Tullycraft. Imagine the joy of seeing Jason Giambi stride to the plate to the tune of "Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid To Know About".

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 16:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I want Boss Hog's "I Dig You" for my PABM. Then I could give a wink to the pitcher and throw him off his game.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 17:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Found my Pittsburgh facts: the organist was (is?) Vince
Lascheid. Houston pinch-hitter Jesus Alou grounded into an inning-ending double play once, after which Lascheid played "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

Jason Kendall has MM's "The Beautiful People" as his music.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 May 2004 19:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

my pre at bat theme
would be 'music box dancer':
INTIMIDATION.

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 20:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

HADDAWAY!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 14 May 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Lifetime AAAer Trenidad Hubbard: "Public Service Announcement (Interlude)" / Jay-Z

mattbot (mattbot), Thursday, 3 June 2004 19:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

if anyone can ID the 2 tracks ray durham uses, i would be grateful... (one of which is real dark, minimal hip hop... "west coast ...")

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 16 June 2004 21:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, I forgot to come here to report Rangers At-bat music after I went to the game last week. The only one I can remember now is Mark Teixiera's. He used Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower".

I remember Michael Young's was cool but I can't remember what it was.

boldbury (boldbury), Thursday, 17 June 2004 12:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ray Ray used to use Master P?

Piazza used Led Zep at one of his at-bats last night, didn't help.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 17 June 2004 12:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Was it "When the Levee Breaks" or "Stairway to Heaven"? That'd be a HUGE difference.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 17 June 2004 13:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ha - regardless, the Zep pick HAS to be "(Hats Off To) Roy Harper" (or whatever that track's called).

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 17 June 2004 13:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

no way, the zeppelin pick has to be "achilles last stand". placing and showing in this race would be "immigrant song" and "communication breakdown".

otto midnight (otto midnight), Thursday, 17 June 2004 13:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Communication Breakdown," three different versions for three different at-bats.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 17 June 2004 13:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
The definitive resource?
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=atbatsongs/index

OF Ruben Sierra "The Way You Move" OutKast
Sierra requested the OutKast song without knowing the name. So in broken English, he began singing, "I like the way you move, oohh oohh, I like the way move." Well, Jeter, who was only a few feet away from the conversation started cracking up. Since then, Sierra's only at-bat music is "The Way You Move."

mattbot (mattbot), Friday, 6 August 2004 13:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Cubbies' choices are pretty funny.

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 6 August 2004 13:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't Shawn Estes a GBV fan, and he chooses Lenny Kravitz?

Mike Barrett picks Dave Brubeck? STUD.

hstencil and I noticed this at Shea... "Patriots" can get hit hard too:


LHP Mike Stanton
"Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" Toby Keith

"Stanton feels very strongly about his country, and he thinks this song has a true message. He also has an American flag image waving when he comes out of the bullpen."

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 August 2004 14:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i was about to ask for someone to confirm the cubs choices because i had difficulty believing them, but at the top:

"The only organization to still have an organist play introduction music, the Cubbies have little influence on their at-bat songs.

Organist and Chicago icon Gary Pressey has been tickling the keys at Wrigley Field for years, and generally prefers traditional tunes over more current hits. Since there is no vocal accompaniment, Cubs fans have fun figuring out what song is being played and why the song was chosen -- but only Pressey can solve such mysteries."

i didn't notice this when i went to a game there. : ( i like it though.

John (jdahlem), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The sound system (if you can even call it that) at Wrigley consists of several tin cans hidden deep in the rafters I think. You can hear the organ on TV, but I have a hard time bringing any organ to mind from the games I've attended. WGN must have a mic right by Chicago icon Gary Pressey.

mattbot (mattbot), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

bizarrely, the only entrance music i have EVER noticed while watching a game is sheffield's (used to be "in da club", can't remember what it is now). i notice it every time he comes to plate, but have never (that i can remember) heard, or at least especially taken note of, anyone elses. weeeiiiiiiiiird.

John (jdahlem), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think the Cubs choices are great. All old stuff, none of that shitty creed shit.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'd come out to Red House Painters "Katy Song" and make the pitcher break down into a heap of depression.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"chalk on home plate under my cleat
without you is all i'll ever be..."

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

In MVP 2004 I come out to Stellastarr - My Coco every godamn time. I wish there was some way to put your own music in the game.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

my pre-at-bat music is "Chocolate City", which is very confusing to everyone

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Friday, 6 August 2004 18:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'd totaly go with roots manuva's "witness the fitness"

dyson (dyson), Friday, 6 August 2004 18:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Some nice Dodger notes:

1B Hee Seop Choi - Unknown Korean Rap Song

Info from the Florida Marlins: On opening day, Hee Seop showed up with a Korean rap song, and requested that it be played every time he went up to bat. The song has taken the Marlin fans by storm. The music guys have no clue who sings the song or what it says, but the crowd loves the tune ... and so does Hee Seop.


RHP Jeff Weaver - Assortment of rock tunes

Used to come out to Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver." Weaver thought it was lame and requested that the music guys stop using the song.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 August 2004 18:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

smoltz used to come out of the bullpen to 'dancing queen' til he made them change it. dick.

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 7 August 2004 03:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha - Eric Byrnes: "Disco Inferno" - byrne baby byrne

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 7 August 2004 04:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the smoltz thing is too awesome. even and especially if there is no absolutely no connectoin (that i'm not pickign up on) b/w the two.

John (jdahlem), Saturday, 7 August 2004 04:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

no, apparently when they made him a closer they asked him what music he wanted to come out of the bullpen to and he said he had no preference (he was probably still stewing about being made a closer)(hell, he's still stewing over that). "dancing queen it is then". now it's some ac/dc, a bold and inventive choice for a white reliever.

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 7 August 2004 04:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

there's really nothing in between

mr. milquetoast (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The Braves play a few snarky organ bars for visiting batters. A few heard this week:

Jose Reyes - "King of Pain" (injuries + "rey")
Jeff Francoeur - "These Foolish Things" (sentimental, unless theyre referencing his zone judgment)
Buster Posey - "Ring Around the Rosie"
Pat Burrell - "Cold as Ice" (the famed "no underwear" interview?)
Tim Lincecum - "Puff the Magic Dragon"

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 August 2010 22:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think the Burrell jab is more directly a comment on his awful July.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 6 August 2010 22:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

sean rodriguez - joy division "transmission"

sanskrit, Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Adam Dunn - Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight"

Z S, Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

is that sean rodriguez thing a joke

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 14 September 2010 21:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/joe_lemire/01/31/at.bat.intro.songs/index.html

Sometimes the music can get players in trouble. In 2002 when Manny Ramirez was with the Red Sox, he made a last-minute request, via a clubhouse employee, to have his song changed just before a game. The new cut was "Good Times (I Get High)" by Styles, which has drug-themed lyrics and profanity. Boston immediately changed its policy to prohibit spontaneous requests.

Wrong-Way Willy (Andy K), Monday, 31 January 2011 22:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

-- the Internet is full of message boards listing and critiquing players' choices --

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

ben zobrist has the worst at-bat music in the history of the game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxQTLxUkUKQ

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

otm wtf is that, its at bat music not fuckin at-imogen heap opening act performance iirc

☠ (roxymuzak), Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

was really shocked that ellsbury uses "cherub rock"??

☠ (roxymuzak), Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

or used anyway

☠ (roxymuzak), Monday, 4 April 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/YxiG2.jpg

sanskrit, Monday, 2 April 2012 20:29 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

holy shit. Chris Getz's at bat song is the theme from Sega Genesis' RBI Baseball!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:47 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

@cgrand14
I added @MobbDeep "survival of the fittest" to the at-bat list yesterday. Thanks for all the suggestions, I'm still considering a few more.

"New York got a ***** depressed."

Andy K, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:39 (six years ago) Permalink

I suggested the Pete Rock mix of PE's "Shut 'Em Down" and Nas' "It Ain't Hard to Tell." (He said he was looking for older hip-hop. Someone suggested "Game Over" by Lil' Flip. Another person suggested DJ Khaled.)

I can't believe I tweeted to an athlete.

Andy K, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Adam Dunn - Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight"

Also used by both Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider!

cwkiii, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Travis Hafner - Rammstein "Du Hast"

cwkiii, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Still kind of O_O that Dan Uggla uses "Love Is Strange."

Bobby-fil-A (WmC), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:54 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

2B Adam Kennedy An assortment of tunes by Nelly

brimstead, Friday, 11 January 2013 02:32 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://www.designatedhits.com

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:41 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @

Jesus Montero
#63, DH/C
Kanye West
Jesus Walks

&

Jesus Sucre
#2, C
Flo Rida
Sugar

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:00 (five years ago) Permalink

whats the deal w/ both darvish & ichiro using soulja boy crank that

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:02 (five years ago) Permalink

1B Hee Seop Choi - Unknown Korean Rap Song

Info from the Florida Marlins: On opening day, Hee Seop showed up with a Korean rap song, and requested that it be played every time he went up to bat. The song has taken the Marlin fans by storm. The music guys have no clue who sings the song or what it says, but the crowd loves the tune ... and so does Hee Seop.

― Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, August 6, 2004 11:51 AM (8 years ago)

Would be awesome if this was PSY.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:28 (five years ago) Permalink

indians prospect chun-hsiu chen (now w/ triple-a columbus) supposedly has some awesome taiwanese song that everyone loves, but i haven't been able to find out what it is

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 02:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Josh Reddick
#16, RF
WWE
Ryback Theme
WWE
Bret Hart Theme
NEW
nWo
Wolfpack Theme Music
NEW

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Jarrod Saltalamacchia
#39, C/1B

Falco
Rock Me Amadeus

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Lou Marson
#6, C

Phil Collins
Easy Lover

The Kingsmen
Louie Louie

311
All Mixed Up

Sublime
What I Got

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:00 (five years ago) Permalink

A day after actor James Gandolfini died, Reds 3B and New Jersey native Todd Frazier replaced his Frank Sinatra at-bat music with the theme from "The Sopranos."

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 June 2013 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

flickr video

now that he is a dignified four years old, he doesn't really do this anymore, and it doesn't show one of his *really* high jumps, but: my kitty had some yeast

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

lol wrong thread

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

this is what i meant to say:

http://i.imgur.com/hRgEg8Z.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:27 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

josh donaldson - regulate

( (brimstead), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:56 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Yasiel Puig, "Yasiel Puig"

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/09/yasiel-puigs-new-walk-up-song-is-called-yasiel-puig/

polyphonic, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Andre Ethier: LORDE - Royals

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:00 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Trouts right now is Drake - Trophies

johnny crunch, Saturday, 12 April 2014 02:19 (four years ago) Permalink

& he promptly homers

johnny crunch, Saturday, 12 April 2014 02:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Eric Young Jr. (NYM) - Forever Young Jr. (The Jay-Z/Mr. Hudson one).

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:16 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

@susanslusser 13h
Two doses of Careless Whisper this at-bat, once before visit to mound and one after. And a wild pitch then moves up runner.

@susanslusser 13h
Well, Reddick did tell me today he thought maybe Careless Whisper might put pitchers to sleep.

Andy K, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:09 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Sean Doolittle warms up to "For Whom The Bell Tolls"... and the intro bells are played when he strikes somebody out.

brimstead, Friday, 4 July 2014 03:29 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The Dodgers reported the most Hip-Hop/Rap selections with 20. The Cubs were rather sparse with just two, and that’s only if we generously interpret the genre contributions of Marky Mark and his funky bunch. The Diamondbacks are the most country-focused team with 8 total selections, although Zack Greinke accounts for a quarter of those. The Nationals were the most metal team; the Oakland A’s the most rock and roll.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28699

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

jason werth: werewolves of london

brimstead, Sunday, 7 August 2016 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Our friend @whalers44 informs us that the Braves played the "Oompa Loompa" song as Altuve (.342, 12 HR 113 H, 47 RBI) came to bat last week.

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) July 9, 2017

stay classy, barves

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 July 2017 19:15 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Todd Frazier uses Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," which suggests to me he's still a fuckin' Yankee

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Nick Hundley - Candlebox “Shine”

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 15 September 2018 02:43 (three months ago) Permalink

collective soul?

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Saturday, 15 September 2018 02:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Whoops, yes Collective Soul.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 15 September 2018 05:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I was just in awe how anyone (esp of baseball playing age) even remembers that terrible, terrible song.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 15 September 2018 05:09 (three months ago) Permalink


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