Jun 04 2008
We all know that “Enter the Sandman” and “Hells Bells” are staples in the MLB for closers to come out to. And we all know that some songs pump up the players and the fans. But how about the weird stuff?
Unfortunately that memorable “Complete list of MLB Players Entrance Music” no longer shows up on Wikipedia but fear not, I have a wonderful memory (and proof here and here) and I’ve decided to put together some pretty funny (and great) songs that players came out to over the years.
By the way these are 100% real. Do the research. If you have any suggestions, feel free to add your comments and songs. In the meantime, enjoy these 7 picks.
I think it’s pretty evident that the more racially insensitive these songs are, the funnier they become.
#7 – Eric Byrnes – “Disco Inferno”
The best songs are the ones that players don’t really choose. The stadiums play them and Byrnsy had no choice in his early days on the A’s. The crazy Byrnes would have to listen to the gayness that is Disco Inferno.
*6 – Reed Johnson – “She Bang” by William Hung – back in 2004 on the Blue Jays
I just thought this was funny.
#5 – Cliff Floyd – “Sanford and Son” Theme.
Really? Sanford and Son? Are you just implying that this guy works in a junkyard with his father? Floyd couldn’t have picked this song. I refuse to believe it.
#4 – Ken Griffey Jr. – “Just Let Your Soul Glow” from Coming to America
Word is Griffey actually chose this song and used it in his days with the Mariners. If you were a fan of Griffey before then this should simply quantify that sentiment by about a million.
#3 – Shiggy Hasegawa – “Getting Jiggy With it”
Any time you have an Asian in the ball park and an American hip hop song you know it’s funny.
#2 – Kaz Matsui - “Bruce Lee Theme”
Back when Matsui was on the Mets he used this tune. It’s the theme from Enter the Dragon. A. Matsui chose this song and B. It couldn’t be any more racist if it tried.
#1 – Ramon Castro – “The Imperial March” from Star Wars
The reason I chose this as a number one is because I’m fully convinced Castro had absolutely no idea what this song was and that’s pretty much the reason that Shea Stadium would play it. But it was hilarious to see a bewildered Castro come out to it.
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