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Suggested Batter Intros pt.1

February 28, 2009

The weather is starting to warm up, the birds are starting to chirp, and spring is almost here. With the emergence of spring comes a wanton need to gorge myself on as much baseball as possible. I can't wait until I make my first trip to Nats Park to take in a game, eat some Ben's, and have a nice cold brew. There are many things that I love in life, but watching an MLB game in person is near the top. It doesn't matter who is playing, what is important is the atmosphere that only a baseball game can bring. Everyone is just happy to be out of the office or classroom.

One of my favorite things about an MLB game (apart from taking score) is batter introduction music. Some of the players throw you off with their musical taste while others are easier to predict (i.e. Austin Kearns will always have a song displaying his Kentucky roots and Nomar will always come out to Lowrider). However I think some of these guys don't use enough originality when picking their intro song for the season. They may just go with whatever is popular at the beginning of the season and by August the song is played out and just annoying. I believe they need to pick a song that shows their personality and that catches peoples attention in a matter of seconds. So to help them pick the right music, I thought the Lawn Chair Boys could do their part by giving some song suggestions to these boys of summer.

  1. Manny Ramirez: Gimme some money- by Spinal Tap (formerly The Thamesmen) Lets not play coy, he isn't at Camelback Ranch for one reason; money. From his play last year he deserves the money, yet from the way he acted in Boston he doesn't. But who am I kidding? I just want Colletti to fold and do his best Teddy KGB impression and pay that man his money. With him the Dodgers are contenders. McCourt and Colletti both know they need him, offensively and financially. Without him, the Dodgers are just another young NL team struggling to score runs and in turn win games. If he wants a song with flavor he can go with Got Money by Lil' Wayne and T-Pain.
  2. Alex Rodriguez: Liar- by The Rollins Band Some are giving him a lot of credit for telling the truth and owning up to his steroid abuse. But he let us believe for years that he was clean, and when he did fess up his story had as many holes as a block of Swiss cheese. Not to mention, if it wasn't for Selena Roberts we would have never known a thing. The man is a liar and a cheat, so why not have a song that comes out with it from the jump? If he was man enough to come out to this song, I think a lot of people would be able to forgive him. If he could manage to be honest, it would be a lot harder to hate on the man. The song is pretty nar-nar and even though the fans in the stands will be booing harder than ever, at least he can get a moment of peace from Henry Rollins.
  3. Ken Griffey Jr.: This must be the Place- by the Talking Heads Although it was great to see him play in the city where he grew up, it was tough to see him fight through injury after injury. He was easily my favorite player growing up; he had speed, the great glove, the perfect swing, and the best post-HR walk of anyone in the league. You can definitely count me as one of the many that are glad to see him finish his career where it all started.

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