Mar
18

Name your tune

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Over at Bronx Banter, Emma Span takes a look at one of baseball’s age-old questions: If you were a Major Leaguer,what would your at-bat music be? I’d probably go with some old-school Pearl Jam myself. The beginning of “Animal” gets the adrenaline flowing.

Categories : Asides, Whimsy
  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    First 10-12 seconds of No Way Out by Pennywise, hands down.

  • http://slidingintohome.blogspot.com Greg Cohen

    Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix.

  • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

    Pink Floyd “Time” at around 1 minute in, peaking at 1:25 or so.

  • ceciguante

    any calypso by ruben sierra. best at bat music ever.

  • Dave P.

    Ice Cube’s “Wicked”

  • TomG

    Unfortunately, at this stage in my life it would have to be “Yakety Sax”

  • Dave P.

    On second thought Metallica’s “Damage Inc.”

  • Manimal

    No doubt it would be super star by Lupe fiasco
    Close second is Champion by Kanye

  • J.R.

    Rivera doesnt even know the words to Enter the Sandman. Kinda takes some of the meaning out of a song.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....-questions

  • RCK

    “Mamma Said Knock You Out” – LL Cool J

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Complete Control by The Clash

    • steve (different one)

      yup.

      or Tommy Gun.

  • http://Www.samiamsports.blogspot.com Samiamsports

    I always dreamed of walking up to ” Another one bites the dust ” by queen.

  • Armand Castro

    I’d definitely be the intro riff from Cochise by Audioslave.. it’s the one they use in the ironman trailer

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Superstar by Lupe would def be a top choice, also Rompe by Daddy Yankee, Reggaeton Latino Remix by Don Omar, and Rica Y Apretadita by El General.

  • Lanny

    Great call on Animal.

    I’d have to go for Leash.

  • pete

    Lose Yourself deffinitely
    especially for A-Rod in the playoffs.

  • Stephen

    No doubt Uptown Girls, Billy Joel

    • Joey

      I think if you’re going to go Billy Joel you have to say “Pressure”

  • Mark

    I like “Mamma Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool Jay but I think I’d have to go with “New Noise” by Refused!

  • Mike NYY

    Nice choice

    Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne. Out of nowhere you juust here the scream ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know its cliche but its got the best intro ever, Randy Rhoads guitar, Ozzy’s voice, perfection.

    Maybe Rape Me by Nirvana. The ending where Kurt just howls RAPE ME!!!! over and over again is just creapy

  • Jer

    Mark wins. “New Noise” is an AMAZING song.

  • usty

    If I was a closer, I’d come in to “Don’t Fear The Reaper”

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I hear that song needs more cowbell though.

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    “Welcome to the Jungle”

    http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/

  • Adam

    sweet caroline

  • http://www.pearljam.com Bronx73

    Animal would be nice, Leash would be pretty good also, but if you’re a PJ-loving Bomber fan, you gotta go with Corduroy…

    The waiting drove me mad!
    You’re finally here and I’m a mess…

  • The Scout

    “Pinball Wizard”

    With the eyes going and the hearing not far behind, “plays by sense of smell” pretty much describes my game.

  • vinny-b

    nothin but a G, thang

  • Cam

    “Thunderstuck” AC/DC
    “My Hero” Foo Fighters
    “Cold Hard Bitch” Jet
    “When The Levee Breaks” Zep

    Sorry for so many, just couldn’t decide.

  • Phil

    Either Machinehead by Bush or the intro to Privilege by Incubus

  • Phil

    ehhh or the intro to Lakini’s Juice by live

  • Back Bay Yankee

    “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters.

  • http://yetanotheryankeeblogger.blogspot.com/ Wolf Williams

    Call me an old fogey, but I hate at bat music. I’d like to know who (I suspect Bill Veeck) started this annoying ritual.

  • JeffG

    Pantera – Respect

  • JeffG

    Woops… I meant Walk

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Damn. Just hearing that song name has me wanting to break out Vulgar Display.

  • JeffG

    Woah… wait a minute… I think you’d have to change walk to HR. A walk isn’t bad but it doesn’t get your respect like the four bagger.

    – I think I failed at this game.

  • Tim Q. Mills

    “Them Bones” by Alice In Chains. Nothing is more powerful than the “OW!!” by Layne Staley to start the song.

  • http://www.samiamsports.blogspot.com samiamsports

    In my first ab i already said, another one bites the dust (Queen)….
    in my second ab ..smoke on the water..guitar riff(deep purple)
    third ab would be..um….sunshine of your love….guitar riff (cream)

  • Sciorsci

    Actually, we were just talking about this in my office this morning…

    I think I’d go with “Stronger” by Kanye West, especially since the Giants came out to that song for the 2nd half of the SB.

    Either that, or maybe “Holy Calamity” by Handsome Boy Modeling School, or “Radio Nowhere” by Bruce.

  • barry

    Crazy Train

  • Youk’s Pointy Chin Music

    I’d want to run out of the ‘pen with the clip from Dead Kennedys’ “Holiday in Cambodia” that says, “Its time … to taste … what you most fear ….. right …. guard will not help you here…” The hitter would pee his pants man!