I GOT YOUR ENTRANCE SONGS
A new season of baseball means it’s time to tweak the playlists of those clever P.A. sound techs. Look, if you’re hitting .218, tone down the thrash metal. Not a good match. Whether it’s coming out of the bullpen to the mound or strolling up to the plate, here’s my list of what you should be hearing this summer at a ballpark near you.
Milton Bradley, Kerry Wood, Rich Harden: “Hurt“- Johnny Cash
Miguel Tejada: “Lies“- Thompson Twins
Mark Prior: “Don’t You (Forget About Me)“- Simple Minds
Mark Texeira, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett (and basically all the Yankees): “Paid in Full“- Eric B and Rakim
Prince Fielder: “The Chubbster“- Chubb Rock
Jason Giambi, Alex Rodriguez, Rick Ankiel, Jose Guillen, Troy Glaus, Eric Gagne, Gary Matthews Jr + others: “The Needle and the Damage Done“- Neil Young
Gary Sheffield: “Big Mouth Strikes Again“- The Smiths
Manny Ramirez: “With or Without You“- U2
Juan Pierre: “Money For Nothing“- Dire Straits
Can you think of any other good ones?