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Name That Tune…Brewers Edition: 2013 Player Entrance Music

If you were at any of the Exhibition Games this weekend, along with taking in the new changes around the ballpark, you might have found yourself taking in some new music as well, especially as our players walked up to the plate, or our pitchers entered the games.

For players, this is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

And, it’s a big deal because sometimes, fans might not remember your exact career batting average or ERA with the team, but they just might remember your at-bat song.

Take these blasts from the past, for instance, which were very distinctive and will probably always stick out–in my mind, at least–as being associated with a certain player at a certain time: Tyler Houston using Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” (2001);  Frank Catalanotto and Mark Kotsay using The Outfield’s “Your Love” (2009; 2011—“Josie’s on a vacation far away….”); or Brooks Kieschnick entering the game to George Strait’s “Cowboys Like Us” (2004).

So, if you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you’ll probably enjoy seeing this list—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free MLB At The Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on At The Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

2013 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Norichika Aoki: “Tokyo Drift” by Teriayki Boys

Yuniesky Betancourt: “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark

Ryan Braun: “A Dream” by Jay-Z

Khris Davis: “The Fire” by The Roots

Marco Estrada: ‘The End of Heartache” by Killswitch Engage

Mike Fiers: “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine

Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous

Carlos Gomez: “Started from the Bottom” by Drake

Alex Gonzalez: “Salio el Sol” by Don Omar

Jonathan Lucroy: “Five Last Words” by One Last Hero

Martin Maldonado: “Yo naci pa Esto” by Don Omar

Chris Narveson: “Dr. Feelgood” by Motley Crue

Wily Peralta: “Hero” by Skillet

Aramis Ramirez: None (at his request)

Logan Schafer: “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison”

Jean Segura: “En Cualto Eh Que Tamo” by Chimbala

Rickie Weeks:  “Rich as —-” by Lil Wayne

2013 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

John Axford: “New Noise” by Refused

Marco Estrada: “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Mike Fiers: The Saw Theme Song

Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous

Wily Peralta: “Lost Control” by Unwritten Law

In case you weren’t aware, in addition to At The Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference. Last year, I also took most of these songs and turned then into a personal playlist on Spotify. I’m going to try to keep it updated during the season, so join me in listening if you’re like!

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

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