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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018



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?

  • will

    john fogerty- old man down the road- jamie moyer

  • http://sportsrubbish.blogspot.com Jonathan

    Awesome post. I always wanted to do this, but I never got around to it. He’s retired, but:

    Belle & Sebastian – Piazza, New York Catcher – Mike Piazza

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  • http://notqualifiedtocomment.com/ StevieY19

    Tigers Bullpen: “Give it away” Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Kenny Lofton: “Travelin’ Man” Bob Seger

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Good ones! “Piazza, New York catcher are you straight or are you gay?” I love Belle and Sebastian.

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  • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

    Because he’s not a Cub anymore, I can resume the jokes…

    Jim Edmonds – “It’s Rainin’ Men”

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