Cinco Ocho Goes Nature Boy In Ninth
Jonathan Papelbon recently changed his intro music from Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” to Meek Mill’s “Bout That Life.”
“Like that?” he said yesterday.
The opening to the song is interesting because the first 30 seconds are a speech from professional wrestler Ric Flair. Papelbon grew up a wrestling fan.
“I think everybody did, right?” he said.
Personally, I always loved Rowdy Roddy Piper and Piper’s Pit, but nevertheless … Papelbon said he and former Red Sox teammate Dustin Pedroia met Flair in Boston. Flair gave them one of his pink robes and a championship belt.
“I’ve been a Ric Flair guy,” Papelbon said. “The belt, Pedroia stole. I tried to get the belt back from him, but he won’t, so I’m getting his WWE Big Gold champion belt. It’s coming in. The real deal one. No (fake) one. Big Gold Belt.”
And the tune?
“I heard it in Spring Training,” he said. “Once I heard it I knew it was it. I really don’t care what comes up after it, either. I just like the beginning. It gets me going. That’s all that matters.”
If you’re interested, here is the latest music list for the Phillies:
- Cody Asche: Dat New New by Kid Cudi
- Domonic Brown: The Devil Is A Lie by Rick Ross and Sexual Eruption by Snoop Dogg
- Marlon Byrd: Get Like Me by David Banner and Work by DJ Smoke f/Gangstarr
- Freddy Galvis: Poquito by Tego Calderon
- Ryan Howard: Throwback by B.o.B f/Chris Brown
- John Mayberry Jr: 100 Black Coffins by Rick Ross
- Ben Revere: Happy by Pharrell Williams
- Jimmy Rollins: 23 by Mike WiLL Made It and Trophies by Young Money
- Carlos Ruiz: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony
- Chase Utley: Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- Mike Adams: Intro by DMX
- A.J. Burnett: The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
- Cole Hamels: Thunderstruck by AC/DC
- Kyle Kendrick: Kick It In The Sticks by Brantley Gilbert
- Cliff Lee: Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
- Jonathan Papelbon: Bout That Life by Meek Mill
- Jonathan Pettibone: Get Lucky by Daft Punk
This is through April 8. If a player or pitcher isn’t listed it’s because they haven’t selected a song.