Make your own kind of music…

Once again, I have a question for non- Red Sox fans (I realize that the music for your closer is very important to you New York fans).  Do you all get as worked up over a player’s ‘theme music’ as we do?  It seems to be a big deal around here.  I know, with each trip I’ve taken to Fenway this year, I’ve been paying attention.

When Kevin Youkilis comes up to bat, they play "Jump Around" by House of Pain.  It’s fun and it gets folks up and dancing.  That coupled with the "Youuuuuuks" must make Youkilis feel like a superstar.

They play "Low Rider" by War for Mark Loretta.  All we old-folks get a kick out of that one.

Jason Varitek’s at-bat song has been "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down for years.  It’s one of those things that, the moment you hear it, you hear people start yelling "Tek’s up!  Tek’s up!".

Last night they played "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire" for Trot Nixon.  Johnny Cash holds a special place in my heart…so I got a big kick out of that.  (Trot changes his music a lot…for a while he was coming up to "Tessie".  They play "Tessie" after they play "Dirty Water" any night the Red Sox win.  I like Tessie, but I’m glad Trot doesn’t use it any longer.  (For those interested, they then play Three Dog Night’s "Joy to the World" followed by the organist’s version of "Build me up Buttercup", yeah, I don’t get it either.)

I’ve been complaining that Mike Lowell doesn’t have a song.  Last night, at one of his at-bats, they played The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s "Fishing in the Dark" (yes, I recognized it).    All I can say is, "huh"?

They are making a major issue around here about Jonathan Papelbon not having a song.  I suggested "Big Balls" by AC/DC…don’t know how well that would go over. 

Keith Foulke comes out to Danzig’s "Mother" and Mike Timlin to Ram Jam’s "Black Betty". 

Is it normal for me to know all of this without looking it up?

(One last note on this.  My favorite entrance music will always be what they played for Mike Myers when he was on the team:  the theme from "Halloween")

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