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If you were at any of the games during Opening Weekend, along with taking in the new concession items (stay tuned for the return of “What John and Cait Ate” during the next homestand!) and other 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).
Being a country music fan, I’m always especially alert when I hear a country song, so, on Opening Day, when Mat Gamel approached the plate and I heard “…out in the sticks with the squirrels and the ticks…” sung by a familiar-sounding deep country voice, blare out over the PA, I had to know who it was.
Hence, 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.
2012 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Norichika Aoki: “Right Round” by Flo Rida
Ryan Braun: “A Dream” by Jay-Z
Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous
Mat Gamel: “Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets” by Luke Bryan (Cait’s Note: Aha! Luke Bryan!)
Carlos Gomez: “Papa Dios Me Dijo” by Secreto El Famoso Biberon; “Te Pue Cuida” by El Batallon
Alex Gonzalez: “Salio el Sol” by Don Omar
Zack Greinke: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
Corey Hart: “Until the Whole World Hears” by Casting Crowns
Travis Ishikawa: “Ignition” by tobyMac
George Kottaras: “Sober” by Tool
Jonathan Lucroy: “Fight Inside” by Red
Shaun Marcum: “Till I Collapse” by Eminem
Nyjer Morgan: “Beastin’” by E-40; “Function” by E-40
Rickie Weeks: “Ambition” by Wale
Randy Wolf: “Aenima” by Tool
2012 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
John Axford: “New Noise” by Refused
Tim Dillard: “Papa Americano” by DJ Kiley
Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous
Zack Greinke: “My Kind of Party” by Jason Aldean
Kameron Loe: “Of Wolf and Man” by Metallica
Francisco Rodriguez: “Sandungueso” by Tego Calderon
Randy Wolf: “Bottom” by Tool
In case you weren’t aware, 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.
Update 1: 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!
Update 2: Some people have been asking about the song played after the Brewers hit home runs at Miller Park. Here’s your answer: “Cherry Lips” by Garbage is the most regular one played, but we also play is “Slam” by Onyx. Also, the song played after Brewers victories is currently “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled.
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?
Today, we launched a very special ticket package called Rickie Goes to Bat for Diabetes, supported by RedPrairie. For just $149, fans can purchase a ticket to the Gehl Club at Miller Park for the Friday, May 28 game vs. the New York Mets at 7:10p.
In addition, for each ticket purchased, fans will receive an autographed Rickie Weeks bat and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Besides being a great offer for a great cause, this is a unique opportunity to purchase individual tickets to the Gehl Club, one of the most popular all-inclusive areas at Miller Park, which is normally only available for group purchase.
Fans taking advantage of the offer will be able to enjoy the full buffet in the Gehl Club, including two complimentary glasses of wine or beer. Fans will receive their Weeks autographed bat on the night of the game.
Tickets for this special offer are limited and can be purchased by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-GAME (4263) or by visiting brewers.com/giveback.
Proceeds from this event will flow to Brewers Community Foundation, the official charity of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, and all donations will be specifically earmarked for American Diabetes Association. Funds generated by Brewers fans benefit American Diabetes Association of Wisconsin.
I hope you all will come out to Miller Park to join Rickie Weeks and RedPrairie in supporting such a wonderful organization and cause!