Thursday, April 28, 2011

The 2011 Orioles Walk-Up Song Project

So I don't know about any of you, but I've always been interested to hear what walk-up songs different players have when they come up to the plate or enter the game. I feel like it can tell you something about the player or at least gives the fans some insight into what music the player likes. I've also heard that some players just have a member of the team staff select their walk-up/entrance songs, but I like to think those guys are a minority.

My goal is to figure out all of the walk-up songs for the Orioles' hitters and entrance songs for all O's pitchers.
I've done this to some extent in the past just for fun, but this year I'm being assisted by my iPhone's Shazam app, which "listens" to any music that is being played and tells you what the song is and who performed it.

Here's what I have so far, with YouTube links to the songs if available. As you might guess, some links might contain explicit lyrics, you can probably figure out whether you want to click them or not.

Nick Markakis- Deliverance Bubba Sparxx
Vladimir Guerrero- Calabria  Enur ft. Natasja
Adam Jones- I'm Illy T.I.
Robert Andino- Black N Orange Dboi Da Dome, E' From Da Wic, Jay Luv

Jeremy Guthrie- Never Say Never Justin Bieber ft. Jaden Smith (this one hurts, Gut)
Jake Arrieta- Bad Company Five Finger Death Punch
Jason Berken- Right Now Van Halen

I'm not positive about these, but the songs have been played for the players at least once

Brian Roberts- Kick It Manafest or Don't Waste Your Life Lecrae ft. Cam & Dwayne Tryumf
JJ Hardy- Driven to Tears The Police
Felix Pie- Hasta Abajo Don Omar

Zach Britton- Seven Nation Army The Oak Ridge Boys

I plan to keep updating this throughout the season and will add more songs as I figure out who uses what songs.


Ryan said...

Is it bad that I'm 27 years old and that I don't know hardly any of these artists? Van Halen, Bubba Sparxxx, The Police, and Justin Bieber(shame on me!) are the only ones I know...

zman40 said...

The Royals used to have a link on their site that listed the batters music. I'm not sure if they still do, though.

I always liked Mark Teahan just because of his music. Jose Lima made a few records and Mark mostly came out to those songs. I was at a game once, though, went he came out to Barbie Girl. It was strange, but I thought it was funny.

Orioles Autograph Project said...

Hey Ryan, the Orioles have a site on their webpage that name all the music.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Ryan- It's OK, I wouldn't have known most of them without looking into this, some are very obscure.

Zach- Turns out the O's have a spot on their site that does the same thing. (Thanks Austin)
But I know that at least one song (Robert Andino's) has already been changed and it's not updated on the site. At least it gives me information on a bunch of the other players.

And that's cool about Teahen using Lima's music. Some of the O's (especially Guthrie using Justin Bieber) have some funny and/or questionable choices at times.