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Greetings from Clearwater.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I have an unhealthy obsession with players’ intro music. And no intro music is bigger than a closer’s intro music. So after Jonathan Papelbon‘s news conference ended this afternoon and after he finished a couple TV interviews, I asked him if he had chosen his song. Papelbon had the Dropkick Murphys I’m Shipping Up to Boston while he closed for the Red Sox, but that won’t work in Philadelphia for obvious reasons.
“I’ve got one,” he said.
“I cannot share it,” he said. “That stuff is top secret, man.”
Papelbon said it’s a hard rock song, one he planned to use in Boston before he got asked to use I’m Shipping Up to Boston.
“That’s about as much as I can give you,” he said.
He said it’s not Philly related like I’m Shipping Up to Boston is Boston related. But then there really aren’t any popular Philly-type songs like that, are there? The Rocky theme song is played so much it just wouldn’t work. I mentioned Eye of the Tiger, which is kind of Philly related, and Papelbon said, “I feel like that might be a little bit too corny.”
So I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I haven’t written about the Phillies’ at-bat and warm-up music since April 4, so it’s time for an update. And now is the perfect time to write it during a rain delay. I’m only listing the players that have made changes since the season opener. If you don’t see a player here, click the link above to find out their music.
- Domonic Brown: Wake Up by Wiz Khalifa
- Ryan Howard: Everybody Jones by Jim Jones; I’m On One by DJ Khaled
- Raul Ibanez: Times Like These by Foo Fighters
- Jimmy Rollins: Bright Lights Bigger City by Cee Lo Green; Forget You by Cee Lo Green; The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco
- Carlos Ruiz: In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
- Dane Sardinha: Warriors by Ky-Mani
- Shane Victorino: Man Down by Rihanna
- Vance Worley: It’s Goin’ Down Tonight by Celly Cell
- Kyle Kendrick: Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction
- Roy Oswalt: Backwoods by Justin Moore
- J.C. Romero: Ringtone by Canton Jones
- Vance Worley: Alors on Danse by Stromae
Thanks to Mark Wyatt for passing these along!
Jose Contreras will hear Jay-Z‘s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” when he enters games in save situations at Citizens Bank Park. He chose the song earlier this week. He heard some KC & the Sunshine Band last Friday.
This is much better.
Jimmy Rollins will be featured on HBO’s Real Sports on April 19 at 10 p.m.
The Phillies have not played since Sunday in Cincinnati. They will not play again until Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
It’s been a long time between games. Every angle has been covered. Every question has been asked. I mean, every question has been asked. Countless times. So I thought we’d take a break from the Halladay vs. Lincecum stuff — it’s turning into a monster truck commercial (One night only! Saturday Saturday! Saturday!) — and just listen to some music.
If you ever wondered what music the Phillies use when they walk up to the batter’s box or warm up before pitching, here they are (as of Oct. 5):
- Domonic Brown: Ready To Rumble – Mystikal
- Greg Dobbs: Stinkfist – Tool
- Ben Francisco: A Star Is Born – Jay-Z and Ha Ha (Slow Down Son) – Fat Joe
- Ross Gload: Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – Metallica
- Ryan Howard: Blow Up – J Cole and Hard In Da Paint – Waka Flocka Flame
- Raul Ibanez: Exhibit C – Jay Electronica, Follow The Leader – Eric B & Rakim and Survival Skills – KRS-One
- Roy Oswalt: Whistling Dixie – Randy Houser
- Placido Polanco: I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) – Pitbull
- Jimmy Rollins: Fancy – Drake
- Carlos Ruiz: In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
- Brian Schneider: In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins and Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
- Mike Sweeney: Lose My Soul – tobyMac
- Chase Utley: Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
- Shane Victorino: Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley
- Jayson Werth: The Catalyst – Linkin Park and Right Above It – Lil Wayne
- Wilson Valdez: La La La – Vakero
I’m into intro music. I’m not sure why, but I tend to notice when the Phillies change their intro music, etc. So I noticed Wednesday that the Phillies did not play Brad Lidge‘s intro music until after he left the bullpen, ran to the mound, got the ball from Charlie Manuel and started his warm ups.
Then – finally – we heard Drowning Pool’s Soldiers.
Before that? The Phillies had a bobblehead race on Phanavision, which featured some carnival-like music. Huh?
Lidge noticed, too.
“I was coming in to some circus music,” Lidge said. “That’s about right.”
Ryan Howard got a few “Watch Out, Bro” t-shirts yesterday. Watch Out, Bro?
Gary Matthews‘ hat collection is available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store, but I told him yesterday that I could not pull off the Sarge hat look. I just don’t think I have the cool factor to do it. Sarge assured me that I did, which I thought was nice of him to say.
But then I remembered he’s trying to sell hats. Why I oughta (shaking my fist in the air) …