Downtown there's something that I want to hear
I get a lot of e-mails asking what a certain player’s at-bat music is. Unfortunately, I usually can’t answer these e-mails, because from my perch in the Progressive Field press box, it all sounds like a muddled mess to me.
Fortunately, in-game entertainment manager Annie Merovich was able to help me out on this one. This is not a complete list, but hopefully some of you will find it helpful. If you download all these tunes and make a mix CD, you will have an ecclectic mix of musical experiences. And you’ll be a total nerd, too.
- Grady Sizemore: “The Trance is the Motion” by Static X
- Travis Hafner: “Du Hast” by Rammstein
- Jhonny Peralta: A song by Wisin & Yandel (I asked, and Peralta didn’t know the title)
- Ryan Garko: “No Matter What” by T.I.
- Ben Francisco: “Rock Boyz” by Jay-Z and “Made You Look” by Nas
- David Dellucci: “Symphony of Destruction” by Megadeth, “Devil’s Dance” by Metallica and “The Godfather” theme song
- Jamey Carroll: “Jump” by Van Halen, “Pink Houses” by John Mellencamp, “Ants Marching” by Dave Matthews Band
- Kelly Shoppach: “Come With Me” by Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page
- Franklin Gutierrez: “Love is Gone” by David Guetta
- Michael Aubrey: “Dig” and “Pardon Me” by Incubus
- Shin-Soo Choo: “Shoulder Lean” by Young Dro
- Andy Marte: “Cortane las Venas,” “Resistire,” and “Su Unico Amore” by Tony Rosario
- Josh Barfield: “Go Getta” by Young Jeezy and “Like Father, Like Son” by Lil Wayne
As for the pitchers, here’s what’s playing when they take the mound…
- Anthony Reyes: “Afterlife” by Avenged Sevenfold
- Fausto Carmona: “Stronger” by Kanye West
- Jake Westbrook: “Small Town” by John Mellencamp
- Jeremy Sowers: “Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart
- Cliff Lee: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “Rocket” by The Smashing Pumpkins
- Rafael Perez: “Lo Que Paso Paso” by Daddy Yankee
- Jensen Lewis: The theme from “The Dark Knight”
So, what would your at-bat music be? I’d go with “Born to Run,” but that’s obvious.
The blog will take a backseat to the likes of OSU-USC and Browns-Steelers this weekend. We’ll be back up and running Monday.