What Pros Blare: Walk-Up Music for the 2012 Baltimore Orioles
I haven’t done an Orioles post yet (Adam Jones to come), which is turning out to be a blatant oversight, being that they are in first place in the “AL Beast.” So, to pay tribute to their early success, I figure I’ll show you their walk-up jams. The O’s do not disappoint—they’ve put together a pretty nice mix.
I’ll try to go by lineup order (though I can’t find the new guy, Xavier Avery’s music):
Moby, huh? You’re a power hitter, JJ. Time to start acting like one.
San Diego-native Adam Jones picks a song that is so classic it’s almost cliche, but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
One of Dre’s best and a great pick for a walk-up. “No competition, sending all opposition to see a mortician.”
So. Undeniably. Catchy. I wish I could say I didn’t watch that whole thing and smile and hum and bob my head and do the “WOAH-OH-OH” chorus part, but that would be a lie.
This stuff fits nicely with his new Fu Manchu, but don’t count me as a fan—of the music, of course—that ‘stache’s is about two weeks from absolute dominance.
Music is a universal language but this one just got lost in translation. Why are they pretend-drinking from liquor-bottle-shaped cardboard? A miss from Betemit.
What a pleasant surprise. Bay Area guys tend to stick with their hometown favorites, and Johnson is Sacramento-born, so Oakland’s very own Luniz is a classy, classy choice.
Robert Andino goes with Ace Hood and I can’t blame him. Sinister beat and an aggressive rapper are a good mix.
File this one under “Generic Latin American Dance Hit.” They all sound the same. Endy does get a free pass though since he made the most clutch defensive play I’ve ever seen.
Gotta admit I’m not up on wrestling. I did watch it occasionally when I was forced to, but I just prefer real sports. Call me crazy. Song sucks, besides.
Guy in the hat really likes that microphone spin move he’s got, huh? And regardless of where you come from, an ERA over 5 is bad. Not a huge fan of this one, but I do like Montgomery Gentry’s Lucky Man—soulful.
The original is just way better. That’s all.
Funky. Great for a pitcher because it needs a little time to warm up but when it gets going it doesn’t quit. Great call.
Wei-Yin FOR THE WIN! Nelly makes hits. America. Taiwan. All corners of Earth. If there is life on Mars, they probably listen to Nelly. He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer in my book and if he isn’t in your book I don’t want to read it.
If they played this while I was trying to pitch I would throw four-seamers at the speakers until it stopped.
The culminating song on one of the best albums ever made. Can’t make a better choice as a reliever. Nailed it.
O’Day picked a few choice numbers from one of the only Rock & Roll bands left on the planet. No wonder he’s having such a great year.
It can’t be easy for a band to make consistently good music for as long as the Foo Fighters have. I’m not real amped up about this pick for a closer, but if Johnson likes the Foo Fighters I can’t really hold it against him.