View Full Version : Article: The Art Of Choosing A Walkout Song

04-06-2012, 11:04 PM
You can view the page at http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.php?409-The-Art-Of-Choosing-A-Walkout-Song

04-07-2012, 07:02 AM
Does anyone know the name of the song that Brian Dozier used when he was with the Fort Myers Miracle? When I lived in Atlanta, I remember that Bobby Bonila used "Bad to the Bone" and in Chicago Keith Moreland used the theme from the TV show "Dallas". Trevor Hoffman had a great song and show when he came on the field to clsoe a game in San Diego.

04-07-2012, 08:09 AM
My wife has long said that "Pour Some Sugar On Me" will be her at-bat song (another reason I love her), and were I a closer I would have to use "The Final Countdown", I mean...c'mon!

04-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Actually I am kinda old school in that other than when someone enters from the pen (because there is time) a walkout song is not necessary for a hitter who is on the on deck circle to go to the batter's box. A nice loud announcement of his name followed by fan cheering is better. Would be interesting to find out who was the first team that had walkout songs for hitters and the history of the hitter walkout songs. I suspect that it is post ('94) strike

04-07-2012, 10:08 AM
If you're the Closer, whatever music you choose, you should also consider tacking this ditty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc3kwv0Ddw) onto the end of it.

Andrew Bryz-Gornia
04-07-2012, 10:29 AM
If I had the chance, I'd pick a song that I like. Right now, I think I've settled on the first 1:30 of Dream Theater's "Outcry." Unfortunately, that's a bit long, so I guess I'm destined to be either a starting pitcher or closer, haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0_kBCvTH0

04-07-2012, 11:02 AM
I was working with an Astros affiliate in KY and we had to come up with scoreboard pictures and walkout songs for opposing hitters. One of the samples I played was this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFxT77eLSYM). (2:09-2:32)
One of our guys liked it, and changed it to his walkout song.

John Bonnes
04-07-2012, 12:13 PM
I heard this one in the Northwoods League last summer and loved it: the first 32 second of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXPT8sw_FjU).

John Bonnes
04-07-2012, 12:45 PM
Does anyone know if the Twins players walk up music is listed anywhere?

04-07-2012, 01:03 PM
I really liked the song Rene Tosoni used last year. (I Love My Sex by Benny Benassi) Unfortunately that was usually followed by a Rene Tosoni at-bat.

Operation Sports has a forum for walk-up music mods for the Video Game MLB12: The Show.

There are different threads for different MLB teams. Users note the walk-up songs used by various players.


04-07-2012, 01:23 PM
I heard this one in the Northwoods League last summer and loved it: the first 32 second of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXPT8sw_FjU).
that is a good one

John Bonnes
04-07-2012, 04:33 PM
@TwinsTunes on twitter says he'll be announcing the Twins walkup music on Monday.

John Bonnes
04-07-2012, 04:35 PM
BTW, AJ, good song and thanks for doing this story. And yes, the walkup music for players is often a topic of discussion between me and my friends (and on Twitter) during games.

04-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks John!

04-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Coldplay! I must be getting too old...they do absolutely nothing for me. Just a bunch of Meh!

However, nice post and at least you thought it through.

I'd prefer that everyone stick to Rock/Punk/Alternative.

How about "Know your Enemy" by Rage against the machine...or "Bro-Hymn" by Pennywise

Basically, choose any song played during a MN Wild game...they got the music down.

04-08-2012, 09:13 AM
If you're the Closer, whatever music you choose, you should also consider tacking this ditty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc3kwv0Ddw) onto the end of it.
or, better yet... after every strike-out!

Steve Lein
04-09-2012, 09:49 AM
One of my buddies is adamant that our amateur team all has walk-out music. Last year, one of my mine was the beginning of this (Local and good beat factor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx8HfEdZVrg

This year, I think I'm going to add the beginning of this to the rotation (starting at about :12 sec in, Funny and play on words factor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-6uX--o3xQ

I've probably spent an entire evening listening to music to find songs for this the past 3 seasons, it's very important. I want something that amps me up and gets the blood flowing before an at-bat.

04-09-2012, 12:59 PM
If I needed a walkout song I think I would use Give It All by Rise Against