Arizona Diamondbacks Walk-Up Music: What 2013's D-Backs Say With Their Songs
Baseball and music have a storied history together, from the ballpark organs and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" sing-alongs of yesteryear to today's increasing reliance on various components of the Cha Cha Slide. Not all music is for the fans, though: The Arizona Diamondbacks' walk-up music is for and by the players themselves.
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Sometimes it helps get them focused, sometimes it's a joke, sometimes it's just a song they like. But how do these songs -- played before each at-bat, as the player's announced -- reflect the players?
Let's take a look.
We've arranged this post for the benefit of all our fellow scorecard-users out there -- click a player's positional number (2 for catcher, 3 for first baseman, etc.) to navigate to him directly, or click forward to page two to go from Montero to Parra in order. (If it helps, pretend you're doing it with a really flimsy golf pencil.)