Saturday, February 26, 2005

Great Tunes For Great Closers

A great link to a great topic appears on the Birdwatch. What are the songs that should be played at the ballpark when the closer enters into the game? "Hell's Bells" by AC/DC and "Enter Sandman" by Metallica are probably the best known. Some funny comments to be found on this post.

I always thought "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC would be a good tune, but it doesn't apply to a closer like Jason Isringhausen: $12.5 million this season ain't dirt cheap. So how about the theme from "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"? But if I were a closer, there is no doubt my entering song would be Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana".

But, let's take this a step further. What songs should the stadium play if the visiting teams closer has to enter the game due to the home team's rally? For instance, what song should be played at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals rally in the 9th, when the Cubs are bringing in Borowski or Hawkins, to serenade the hooked pitcher or the enemy closer? (Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles doesn't count- too easy).

Some thoughts:
Help! by The Beatles.
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club.
Wipeout! by the Surfaris.
Separate Ways by Journey (just showing that hilarious video on the jumbotron would make this worthwhile).
Ramble On, When The Levee Breaks, or Nobody's Fault But Mine , by Led Zeppelin.
Heartache Tonight by The Eagles.

Any other ideas?

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