Over on his Sportatorium blog this morning, Observer sports columnist Richie Whitt checks in with the head of the Texas Rangers' in-game entertainment, Chuck Morgan. Uh, why care? Well, 'cause of this: Morgan's the guy who runs the music at the Ballpark, and he helps the players decide what songs they're going to come up to bat or approach the pitching mound to. And today, Morgan's been kind enough to provide Richie with a list of players and the songs to which they enter the game.
It's a pretty interesting list, too: Third-baseman Michael Young comes out to, well, pretty much anything by the Beastie Boys; shortstop Elvis Andruws comes out to Pitbull's new big single "You Know You Want Me"; and young pitching sensation Derek Holland walks out to Kanye West's "Welcome to Heartbreak".
The most surprising song choice: pitcher Darren O'Day walking out to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face."
But, surely, the best choice of all: catcher Taylor Teagarden walks up to the plate while Dorrough's "Ice Cream Paint Job" plays. In a semi-related note, Teagarden is now my favorite Ranger.
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