Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The 2011 Orioles Walk-Up Song Project Update #2

UPDATE- This time around, I've added updates for Jonesy & Dino, confirmed a few from the information on the O's website and figured out the songs that Rapada and Accardo are using.

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.

Brian Roberts- "Don't Waste Your Life "Lecrae ft. Cam & Dwayne Tryumf
Nick Markakis- "Deliverance" Bubba Sparxx
Derrek Lee- "All The Lights" Kanye West & "The Second Coming"  Juelz Santana
Vladimir Guerrero- "Calabria"  Enur ft. Natasja
Luke Scott- LUUUUKE Intro or "Rock You Like a Hurricane"  The Scorpions*
Adam Jones- "I'm Illy" T.I., 5/10 "Welcome to Jamrock" Damian Marley
Matt Wieters- "Kick It" Manafest
Mark Reynolds- ???
Robert Andino- "Black N Orange" Dboi Da Dome, E' From Da Wic, Jay Luv & "BMF" Rick Ross
Felix Pie- "Hasta Abajo" Don Omar
Jake Fox- "I Use What I Got" Jason Aldean*
Cesar Izturis- "Hypnotize"  Notorious BIG

Jeremy Guthrie- "Never Say Never" Justin Bieber ft. Jaden Smith (this one hurts, Gut)
 Brian Matusz- "God's Gonna Cut You Down"  Johnny Cash* (As of 2010, hasn't pitched in 2011 yet)
Jake Arrieta- "Bad Company" Five Finger Death Punch
Chris Tillman- "For Whom The Bell Tolls"  Metallica*
Brad Bergesen- ???
Jason Berken- "Right Now" Van Halen
Mike Gonzalez- ???
Jeremy Accardo- "Sad But True" Metallica
Josh Rupe- ???
Clay Rapada- "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" AC/DC
Chris Jakubauskas- ???
Jim Johnson- "The Pretender"  Foo Fighters
Koji Uehara- "Sandstorm" Darude*

Kevin Gregg- "TNT" AC/DC

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

JJ Hardy- "Driven to Tears" The Police

Zach Britton- "Seven Nation Army" The Oak Ridge Boys

* Indicates song info came from list on O's website and I haven't confirmed that it's still correct

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


zman40 said...

I like "Sad But True", but it is not the song that I would want played as I entered a game. "Hey, I'm going in to pitch. I know it's sad for the home fans, but it's true".

On a Royals walk-up music note, Wilson Betemit comes up to Pearl Jam's "Better Man". I was surprised to hear that since most of the Latinos use a Latino song. The only thing I can think of is that Better Man kind of sounds like Betemit.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

I agree with the Sad But True assessment, and kind of wonder about Kevin Gregg's choice too.

Thanks for the info about Wilson Betemit. It's interesting to hear what other teams' players use. And you're right on about the Hispanic players' walk-up songs. Almost always salsa or reggaeton or something like that.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Zach- I responded to this yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared.
Thanks for the note about Betemit, it's always interesting to hear what other team's players walk-up to.

Matthew said...

While Troy Patton was throwing a few practice pitches last night, "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" by the Smiths was playing. I don't know whether that was his song, but I like to think he picked it, because I'm a big Smiths fan and a Patton fan.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Matthew- Thanks for the help, I'll go ahead and list that song for Patton, since it doesn't sound like he will be in Baltimore for me to listen for anything different!