Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 2012 Orioles Walk-Up Song Project

To celebrate yet another awesome Orioles victory in Chi-Town, I am reviving an immensely popular feature that I started last year, chronicling the walk-up/warm-up songs of the 2012 Orioles roster. Here's what I have so far, based on my in-person observances and assisted by the Orioles website and an article on the Baltimore Sun's website. I will note if the information is mine (in-person/IP), from the Orioles (O's), or the Sun (S), or a combination of the three. 

Note-some links might contain explicit lyrics, if you're offended by that sort of thing.

A few returning players have opted to keep the songs they used last season.

Nick Markakis"Deliverance" Bubba Sparxx (IP/O's/S)
Adam Jones- He used four songs last year and is bringing back the last two: "California Love" 2Pac (IP/O's/S), "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" Dr. Dre (IP/S)
Matt Wieters"Barefoot Blue Jean Night"  Jake Owen (IP/O's/S)
Jake Arrieta"Bad Company" Five Finger Death Punch (IP/O's)
Jim Johnson"The Pretender"  Foo Fighters (O's/S)

And here's the rest of what I have so far:

Nolan Reimold- "Wolfpack Theme Music" NWO (seems to be a wrestling thing) (IP/O's/S)
J.J. Hardy- "Flower" Moby (IP/O's/S)
Mark Reynolds- "Country Boy" Aaron Lewis (IP/O's/S)
Chris Davis- "Mystery of You" (O's/S) & "Watch You Crawl" (S) Red
Wilson Betemit- "Te Pue Cuida" El Batallon (O's)
Robert Andino-"Hustle Hard" Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (IP) "Go N Get It" Ace Hood (S)
Endy Chavez"7 Locas" Don Miguelo (O's) 
Ryan Flaherty"Wild Rover" Dropkick Murphys (O's/S)
Nick Johnson"I Got 5 On It" (Instrumental) Luniz (IP/O's)
Ronny Paulino- ???

Tommy Hunter"Where I Come From" Montgomery Gentry (IP/O's/S)
Jason Hammel"Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups (O's)
Brian Matusz"VooDoo Child" Jimi Hendrix (O's)
Wei-Yin Chen"Just A Dream" Nelly (O's)
Luis Ayala"Jefe de Jefes" Los Tigres Del Norte (IP/O's/S)
Kevin Gregg"Country Boy Can Survive" Hank Williams Jr. 
Matt Lindstrom- "When the Levee Breaks" Led Zeppelin (IP) "Fireman" Lil Wayne (S)
Darren O'Day- "Thickfreakness" (O's) "Lonely Boy" or "Howlin' For You" (S) The Black Keys
Troy Patton-"Glitter" Ghostland Observatory (O's/S)
Pedro Strop"Ponte Tu Chaleco" Secreto El Biberon

Both sites also have songs listed for players who are either injured or didn't make the team out of Spring Training, so I obviously haven't been able to confirm the following songs.

Brad Bergesen- "One" Swedish House Mafia (S)
Zach Britton- "Closure" (O's/S) or "Alive" The Continuums (I'm guessing that he's friends with someone in the band since their songs only have like four views on YouTube)
Dana Eveland- "Symphony of Destruction" Megadeth (S)
Zach Phillips- "Stranglehold" Ted Nugent, "When the Levee Breaks" Led Zeppelin, or "Those Shoes" The Eagles (S)
Chris Tillman- "Take It Outside" or "Kick It In the Sticks" Brantley Gilbert (S) (He used the latter last year)

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