The List: Least Popular Entrance Music
Rauch Needs His Song
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Yes, that lead singer's scary face from the video might intimidate opponents if played in hi-def on the giant video screen, but you don't want to go reminding people of your capacity for starting ninth-inning fires. Your job is to put them out.
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME" BY CULTURE CLUB
Boy George singing lyrics about crying. No further explanation needed. (And yes, to answer the question, the guy with the bat really does want to hurt you.)
"I LOST IT"
"I think I lost it/Let me know if you come across it/Let me know if I let it fall/Along a back road somewhere." Let's hope she's not singing about your fastball -- or the lead.
BY MR. MISTER
If your arm is killing you, by all means tell a trainer. But for heaven's sake don't go out there with a one-run lead in the ninth with Rollins, Utley and Howard due up. Or if you must, at least don't advertise it.
BY DIRE STRAITS
"Money for nothing and chicks for free/. . . Maybe get a blister on your little finger/Maybe get a blister on your thumb." For a song that's 23 years old, it sure gets a lot right about the salary structure, road habits and injury problems of the modern closer.
ALSO TO BE AVOIDED
"I'm Goin' Down," by Bruce Springsteen; "Loser," by Beck; "Give It Away," by the Red Hot Chili Peppers; "Oops! . . . I Did It Again," by Britney Spears.