For a baseball player, whether you’re a pitcher or hitter, your walk-out song speaks volumes about you.
You’re literally getting your own WWE-style entrance.
It reflects your musical taste, while also telling the other team that you’re there to take care of business. It also gets you pumped up.
The official Instagram account for CU’s baseball team made a post listing out the song each player had selected for their entrances.
Let’s check some of them out.
Jake O’Brien chose “Fortunate Son” by CCR – That opening is perfect. It screams “I’m here to crush this ball.” Great pick.
Owen Phelps picked “Real Slim Shady” by Eminem. Iconic. Do I have to explain this one? Another great pick.
This next one is special to me.
Riley Orr picked “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC.
No, the song is absolutely not special to me, but I played with Riley in high school at Lake George, and trust me when I say this is the perfect song for him.
“I wanted to go with a throwback and a song that made a joke about pitching. ‘Bye Bye Bye’ is like a reference to the hitters going back to the dugout,” Orr said while laughing.
The song beautifully captures Orr’s humor, and like the man said, it makes sense with him being a pitcher.
Orr also chose this song because it won an Instagram poll against “Freaks” by Timmy Trumpet, which is also great, but it lacks that symbolism.
All right song, awesome pick though.
“My personal favorite is Hunter Perkins with ‘Love Sosa.’ That song gets me fired up,” Orr said.
Say no more then.
“Love Sosa” by Chief Keef – That opening is HOT!
If I’m an opposing pitcher, I’d be terrified when someone walks out with someone in the background screaming about being overlooked and threatening to beat their ass.
Some more old-school rock music:
Max Olmstead – “The Stroke” by Billy Squier – Sick guitar riff = sick pick
Aubrey Ramey – “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC – Another incredible guitar riff. I’m running out of adjectives and ways to say ‘awesome choice.’
Trevor Corlew – “Enter Sandman” by Metallica – The holy grail of entry music. Mariano Rivera’s entrance has forever changed the game. One of my favorite jams.
Mike Malloy – “Shoot to Thrill” by AC/DC – This is ironic, I actually used this as my walk-up music in high school. The opening guitar riff is next level.
Stephen Coffey – “Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe – Hold everything. Going back to the workout playlist, this is literally the song that inspired all of these posts. That intro is G.O.A.T. tier, and this song is unparalleled as a hype song.
Nicholas Griffin went with “Power” by Kanye – Another elite song. This team doesn’t miss.
Jesus Cardenas chose “Walk It Talk It” by Migos – Not really a hype song, but the opening has a sinister ring to it, like the pitcher’s about to go through a horror movie. Really cool.
Carson Mosher picked “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William – Such a fun beat, and another solid pick.
There are too many songs to go through, so I can’t take the time to get to all of them, but none of the songs are bad, except JJ Mazzaro’s pick of “Baby Shark Remix” – HAHAHAAAA! No way! I know he’s a freshman, but this takes hazing the new guy to a whole new level. He had to have lost a bet or something.