What Would Your At Bat Music Be?
To help with your Super Bowl-sized hangover this afternoon, we've asked our fellow bloggers the annual, age-old question:
What would your at bat music be if you were a big leaguer?
I've always felt like King of the Road by Roger Miller would do my inevitable trip around the bases justice. Lizzy's would be Milkshake by Kelis, for obvious reasons. Feel free to chime in with your tune in the comments...
Jack, Bet Firms: "Bring the Pain by Method Man."
Mike Podhorzer, Fantasy Pros 911: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys. It's a ridiculously awesome song that would get anyone fired up."
Rob Iracane, Walkoff Walk: "Stand by REM. It's so gay that I'd have to waddle out to home plate on my knees with a wiener in each hand, but heck, I just love REM and I really miss the TV show "Get a Life". Plus I'd be afraid to swing at a pitch so I'd just 'stand' there. GET IT?!?"
Frank Rekas, The Rat Trick: "Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. From the very first time I heard it, and every time after, it pumps me up."
Kris Liakos, Walkoff Walk: "Look, It's Baseball by Guided By Voices. Because it would bring everyone down and it's under two minutes so if I have a long enough stroll to the plate I could probably get in the whole thing."
Chris Shellcroft, Just Blog Baby: "All Eyez on Me by 2PAC. Do I really need to explain this? I'm vain and it's not enough that people pay to see me play. I need to remind them to stop what they're doing and pay attention to me as I grab my crotch, spit, and look at my bat before going down on three fastballs right down Broadway."
Tuffy, Refrigerator Logic: "Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass. Since I can't, you know, hit a baseball, I would need all the help I could get. A Philip Glass composition would hopefully confuse the pitcher long enough to earn me a walk."
Anthony Panici, Paneech: "My batting entrance music would be I Love It Loud by Kiss. Has a drum beat that is simple yet infectious and a chorus that the audience could get into (if I was hitting well)."
Jerod Morris, Midwest Sports Fan: "Don't Stop Believing by Journey. I'm a White Sox fan and a proud child of the 80s...what more needs to be said?"
Ethan Jaynes, 7th Inning Stache: "Back in Black by ACDC. It is the awesomest beginning of any song, especially when it is over the loud speakers at a park. Every time a I hear it at a game I'm like 'Dude, I totally need to listen to some more AC DC". I also have a sweet American Idol worthy imitation " Back in black! I hit the sack .....' then my voice box hurts and I have to cough every time."
Detroit 4 Lyfe: "I wish by Skee-Lo, cued at 'I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller...' Pretty good."
Josh Q. Public: "Welcome to the Terrordome by Public Enemy. If this song doesn't strike fear in the heart of men, no song will."
Don, Hugging Harold Reynolds | Blogs with Balls: "Call Me the Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I'm not gonna lie. I haven't hit a hardball in 10 years. I have no doubt I'm whiffing. Self awareness goes best with Southern rock."
Patrick Gordon, StacheMouth Football: "Pipebomb on Landsdowne by Dropkick Murphys. Presumably, I'd be playing in Fenway, and that's pretty much what I'd be hitting."
Nicholas, Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies: "Ready To Die by Andrew WK. Cutesy little keyboard plinking while I'm leaving the on-deck circle, then it kicks in with me headbanging and air punch/kicking all the way to the plate. Fuck yeah. I'm headbanging right now."
Chris, Intentional Foul: "Aesop Rock - Abandon All Hope. Get the crowd's head nodding while I'm making way to the mound/plate. Plus, the message is undeniable. The question is am I a good ball player dedicating it to the opposition or am I such a terrible player and the song's dedicated to my team? I vote for the latter. Lyric sample: 'I live for the moment of truth when Big Willie rapper acknowledges failure and states my 'Goddamn, my shit is trash.' It's time to let go. Tin Man banging upon his chest to hear the echo. Heartless kid, hollow compartments.' Now that's what I'm fucking talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!"
David Chalk, Bugs&Cranks | 7th Inning Stache | SportsUntapped | Big League Stew: "Primary: Tom Jones, Sex Bomb... 8th or later, tying or go-ahead run on base: Jimi Hendrix, Astro Man. Normally, I would just want the idea of "infared semen" in a pitcher's head, but in a pressure situation I would want my teammates to relax hearing the Mighty Mouse open of Astro Man."
Zoner, Zoner Sports: "You know How It Is by Stavesacre. Probably more suited to an MMA entrance, but everybody would know who's at the dish after that intro. They are also the greatest band ever."
Toby: "I am going to be the typical a-hole Yankees fan and insist on two songs because the Yankees get two songs when they are at home (though I think those alternate). In any event, 'I Touch Myself' by The Divinyls is the ultimate stadium music. It would also be my choice for my closer music. Think about it: you're some rookie pitcher with 1st and 3rd and none out, and up I come to music talking about masturbation? How can you stop me? (Bonus points if it causes fans to do pantomime simulations.)
"And in the late innings, I think 'The Ewok Song' by John Williams and the Ewoks would get everyone in the proper, celebratory mood as I blast a walk-off into the night. In fact, I may just shout "Nub Nub!" as I connect with the pitch. Celebrate the love!
Jonathan Sacks, Sports Rubbish: "Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. Great rhythm in the intro, and familiar enough that the crowd will be amped for my inevitable strikeout."
Henry, Global Sports Fraternity: "When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin. In the same vein as the Paul O'Neill's entrance to Baba O'Riley (best at bat song ever), fans everywhere would come to associate my tenacity and clutch play with the sound of John Bonham pounding the skins."
Brian, The College Baseball Blog: "AC/DC...Highway to Hell because I am on the Highway to scoring."
Gregg, Double G Sports: "Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. I have to stay with my Jersey roots and who better then Bon Jovi? I could have gone with Bruce, but I love Livin' on a Prayer."
Ethan Novak, Ramblin' Fan: "Alive With The Glory of Love by Say Anthing."
So what would your at bat music be?