Monday Mid-Game Musings
From the "I guess you didn't learn your lesson, idiot," Kenny Rogers once again gets into it with a cameraman.
Kenny - if you don't want to be bothered with cameras, consider a job in the food service industry. Otherwise, put your head down, walk fast, and shut up.
I hope the player's union doesn't think it's still a good idea to sue Major League Baseball.
In no particular order,here are 10 songs - if I were a closer - that I would jog out to the mound from the bullpen to:
1. Climbatize - The Prodigy
It's a sort-of techno song that builds and builds. It's a sort of trance-sound until it gets to a trippy drumbeat about 47 seconds in.
2. Like a Song - U2
Great drum intro. For my money, it's U2 best drum beginning other than Sunday Bloody Sunday.
3. Dark and Long - Underworld
Another techno tune. I'm not trying to make my entrance to close out the game sound like the Ramrod on P-town...but this tune fires me up. It's also from the soundtrack to the movie Trainspotting.
4. Welcome to the Terrordome/Rebel without a Pause - Public Enemy
Terrordome was Mike Tyson's song, and it used to scare the shite outta me. And I wasn't fighting. It's arguably the best P.E. tune that's not on Nation of Millions. Rebel's constant "alarm" backline is also imposing.
5. Takeover - Jay-Z
That is, if there is a censored version. Otherwise, it would last about eight seconds.
6. Thrasher - N*E*R*D
See also "Takeover."
7. Clocks - Coldplay
Even though a prominent early lyric refers to "can't be saved," which would be diametrically opposed to my job as closer, the beginning piano riffs pump me up.
8. You are so beautiful - Joe Cocker
Maybe my entrance song needs to play with a little reverse psychology. Maybe the batter will think about his junior prom and how, maybe, Jenny from math class was the one that got away. And that maybe he should've treated her nicer and not played the role of being the big-time baseball star. Maybe he'll look to the crowd and see a Jenny look-alike, like when Roy Hobbs saw Glenn Close's character in The Natural
and his head will be taken completely out of the game. This is a lot of conjecture, but this is a game of mental fortitude.
9. The Boy with the Arab Strap - Belle & Sebastian
Although this is not their song about baseball (Piazza, New York Catcher is a GREAT tune), it's a great background with rhythmic snapping and clapping that's bound to get the crowd amped.
10. Save You - Pearl Jam
Duh...I'm a closer...although, the language might need to cleaned up a tad
I'm shot. One.