This past weekend the lovely Mrs. and I attended a Seattle Mariners game. As each Mariner comes to bat a snippet from a song plays. The song is of the player's choosing. Being an old guy whom remembers Duane Allman and Lowell George, or Keith Richards, or Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson, I didn't recognize any of the intorductory songs but one - Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man. The player must be from Alabama, right?
So, what song would comes on to inspire me to get a hit as I come to bat?
Little Feat's Rock & Roll Doctor.
Well, except on the days that my 86 year old mother comes to the game. On that day I'd choose The Gourd's Gin & Juice.
What's your choice as you step to the plate?
Not because of the one you mentioned but because it came to my mind straight away - Gimme 3 Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd, what a classic opening riff !
I have no answer for this Jeff as any thoughts I had to being shortstop for the Yankees ended when I was 13. I will say though, as a Yankee fan, there is nothing that gets you more juiced than Mariano Rivera running in from the bullpen in the bottom of the 9th to the strain of "Enter Sandman". It usually means you'll be hearing Frank sing "New York, New York" very shortly afterward! Love "Rock & Roll Doctor" though.
You're hopes of playing for the Yankees died about the same time that mine to play for the (Milwaukee) Braves. Here's another for Mariano - John Hiatt's Go Down Swinging.
As a Cardinal fan, Mcgwire's "Welcome to the Jungle" back when we were all still pretending he wasn't on the juice was pretty awesome, as was the randomness of Ryan Ludwick's "Brass Monkey" (Beastie Boys). I would probably want to go with something old-school tough and cool like "Mother" by Danzig or "Love Removal Machine" by the Cult. Or something that would really creep out the opposing pitcher, like the theme music from Barney. But if I were going to give it an Americana slant, "Hit 'em up Style" by Carolina Chocolate Drops wouldn't be too bad.
Born to Run would be one answer, and almost anything by Elvis...