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Bird songs revisited

ESPN.com, arguably the Internet's best (and unfortunately, most bloated) source of general sports information, has posted a Page 3 feature on the at-bat songs for every American League team, including the Orioles. Songs for all MLB teams are to appear in the near future.

The topic of player-selected intro songs came up in an April post here, and the ESPN.com page adds a few more to that list, along with a couple of song changes since then:

Brian Roberts: "Shake It Fast" by Mystikal
Miguel Tejada: "Hit 'em Up" by TK
Rafael Palmeiro: "California Love" by Tupac
Jay Gibbons: "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World
B.J. Surhoff: "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits and "Evenflow" by Pearl Jam
Jerry Hairston Jr.: "Hot in Herre" by Nelly
John Parrish: "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes
Eric DuBose: "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Buddy Groom: "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive

Other teams' selections reflect a high proportion of recent popular hits, including a healthy dose of hip-hoppers and hard rockers. Many Latin-American players select music from their native culture. Some players specifically request that no music at all be played before their game entrances.

A few observations:

Ex-Oriole David Dellucci, an Italian American outfielder now playing for the Texas Rangers, chose the theme to The Godfather. Lee Mazzilli must like this guy.

Another guy who once toiled in obscurity for the O's, Seattle manager Bob Melvin, is allegedly a master at identifying rock tunes. Now if only he could figure out how to turn around that team he's managing...

Comments (3)

thats cool that david dellucci chose the godfather theme. i wonder if he has ever heard the guns n roses version (which is really just the most incredible solor from Slash... i HIGHLY reccomend listening to it... you can find it on any P2P network)

one cool memory i have of great entrance songs is the "wild thing" song from that movie! i think it was called major league.


What is the name of the Orioles song played on Comcast network, that features the old school pictures of Eddie Murray and Brooks Robinson? Anyone know this one, it ends with a scene of a young child hugging Cal Ripken, Jr.


This was a really cool post! I love the Godfather, but I think music from the Untouchables has a better baseball connection. Anyway, awesome site, and as a fellow numbers man, I'd like to point out these unbeatable Baseball Statistics


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