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Why Dodgers rookie Will Smith walked up to the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song – Orange County Register

What would your walk-up song be?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 29, 2019 at 06:23 AM | 60 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM (#5846421)
Mine would be Bob Sheppard introducing Derek Jeter.
   2. puck Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:29 AM (#5846427)
Observations from Coors Field only -- it seems like none of the Rockies players have heavy metal style songs. It used to be all the white guys would either have some sort of country rock or metal, but there's very little country rock and I haven't heard any metal yet this year.

How many players never change their song? Charlie Blackmon still uses "Your Love" by the Outfield. I don't think he can change it as it's now a stadium thing -- the stadium fades out the music and the crowd finishes the lyrics by singing "tonight."

While catchy, the lyrics make it an odd sing to be singing out so gleefully.
   3. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5846429)
The one I was always disappointed with was Billy Wagner. He entered using Enter Sandman. He should have used Ride of the Valkyries.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:54 AM (#5846431)
Why Dodgers rookie Will Smith walked up to the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song – Orange County Register
I bet I can guess.
   5. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:02 AM (#5846440)
Obviously, it's because Bel Air is in Los Angeles, and nobody could think of any other LA songs.
   6. RickA. Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:04 AM (#5846443)
Is it because he's from West Philadelphia, born and raised? :)
   7. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5846447)
Sabotage - Beastie Boys
   8. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:23 AM (#5846452)
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:36 PM (#5846482)
What would your walk-up song be?

Animal by W.A.S.P.
   10. Tin Angel Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5846494)
Ennio Morricone - The Ecstacy Of Gold
   11. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:12 PM (#5846501)
Avatar - The Eagle Has Landed

"Ladies and Gentlemen
Your hero has returned again
Everything is going to be okay ay ay ay
Ladies and Gentlemen
Your shepherd and your very best friend
Bow your heads
The Man is here to Stay ay ay ay"
   12. mathesond Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:23 PM (#5846505)
What would your walk-up song be?

Animal by W.A.S.P.


I wonder if that song is still banned in Ireland.

Sdie note - I saw W.A.S.P. open for Black Sabbath in 1986, and 16 year old me was a little disappointed they didn't play it.
   13. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5846508)
"I Am the Doctor" by Murray Gold.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5846509)
The one I was always disappointed with was Billy Wagner. He entered using Enter Sandman. He should have used Ride of the Valkyries.

Similarly, I thought Steven Souza erred by not using the works of John Phillip Sousa. It’d be distinctive, and make the fans think of his name, rather than the music. Promoting the player, rather than the music, should be the priority from the player’s perspective.
   15. Rally Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5846510)
If any OOTP developers ready this, please add option for walkup music to the game.

Though for all I know maybe this is a feature that I just have not found how to enable yet. My guess is if the game did not come with any prepackaged music, and each user just added clips from their personal music library, OOTP would not be on the hook for paying the musicians, but I'm no lawyer so nobody should take my advice on this.
   16. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:41 PM (#5846517)
I saw W.A.S.P. open for Black Sabbath in 1986, and 16 year old me was a little disappointed they didn't play it.

Per Wikipedia, due to a religious conversion by Blackie Lawless, he doesn't perform the song live any more either.

Also per Wikipedia, Blackie Lawless (aka Steven Duren) is a nephew to Ryne Duren.
   17. Master of the Horse Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:41 PM (#5846518)
I really dig the typically latino players and their salsa music.
   18. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:53 PM (#5846524)
Though for all I know maybe this is a feature that I just have not found how to enable yet. My guess is if the game did not come with any prepackaged music, and each user just added clips from their personal music library, OOTP would not be on the hook for paying the musicians, but I'm no lawyer so nobody should take my advice on this.


I don't see why they would any more than they back before MLB/MLBPA licensing and you had to add in your own mods with logos, player names ,etc.

Per one of the Devs --

You already can use custom walk-up music! In the data/sounds folder, you can find all the sound files we use. If you add/replace any of those ones with similarly named files, they'll play in-game. And for walkup music, if you name the file based on the player name (ie. mike_trout.ogg, I think), then you can even use custom music for specific batters.


So... you can... sort of.
   19. RoyalFlush Posted: May 29, 2019 at 03:35 PM (#5846572)
Sabotage - Beastie Boys


Ryan O'Hearn is using that now as well.
   20. PepTech Posted: May 29, 2019 at 05:59 PM (#5846618)
Suicidal Tendencies, "Institutionalized".

Too dark?
   21. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 29, 2019 at 06:54 PM (#5846625)
Either

Green Day - - Jesus of Suburbia

It just opens loud and goes from there...

or

Mozart's Piano Sonata #16 in C major
   22. SoSH U at work Posted: May 29, 2019 at 07:07 PM (#5846630)
Suicidal Tendencies, "Institutionalized".

Too dark?


Only in a Coke-sponsored stadium.

   23. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 29, 2019 at 07:40 PM (#5846635)
   24. Booey Posted: May 29, 2019 at 07:46 PM (#5846637)
Something inappropriate like NIN's "Closer", or "Bad Touch" by the Bloodhound Gang.
   25. Proo Posted: May 29, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5846667)
"Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson was what I used to use to get pumped up for my bowling league, so that was my first instinct. However, it doesn't really lend itself to walking-up, so I'd probably go with "Sometimes the Good Guys Finish First" by Pat Benatar for the opening guitar/bass riff.
   26. asinwreck Posted: May 29, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5846668)
4'33"

That is my current walk-up song, but if I was actually in professional baseball, it would be either Hüsker Dü's "New Day Rising" or Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up."
   27. The Honorable Ardo Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:32 PM (#5846681)
I liked when Anthony Rizzo walked up to Taylor Swift. So millennial.
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:21 PM (#5846692)
Something inappropriate like

I used to enjoy watching people gyrate on the dance floor to Pat Benatar's "Hell is for Children."
   29. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:49 PM (#5846695)
It takes THREE Pat Benatar mentions before we get to TWIBs unofficial weekly highlights theme song?

You’re a really tough cookie with a long history of breaking little hearts like the one in me.... that’s ok, let’s see how you do it... put up your dukes and let’s get down to it....
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5846697)
"Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson was what I used to use to get pumped up for my bowling league
Just how pumped up does one want to be for bowling? What’s the optimal pumpitude for that?
   31. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: May 30, 2019 at 12:07 AM (#5846699)
Not quite Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien level....
   32. jacjacatk Posted: May 30, 2019 at 12:55 AM (#5846709)
The Man by The Killers, or Greatest #### Ever by Spose.

I used to bug my son about using Semisonic's Closing Time when he relieves, but they don't play music for pitchers in the MIAC, sadly.
   33. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: May 30, 2019 at 01:06 AM (#5846711)
Theme from 'The Omega Man.'
   34. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: May 30, 2019 at 07:32 AM (#5846723)
Something inappropriate
I've been thinking about it and have decided that the later Genesis hit "Throwing It All Away" is the ideal anti-ideal entry music for a reliever. It's a wimpy song, wildly out of date, and not exactly the message most closers want to send. When the Orioles decide to bring me and my 65 mph heater out of retirement, I'm going to demand that song be my entry music. Maybe Jon Waite's "Missing You" would work as walkup music for my plate appearances, though it has a bit of the 80s retro appeal that seems to have eluded the Genesis number.

Another awesome choice would be Webb Pierce's "There Stands the Glass", for its fantastic opening half second of lap steel and because a slow song about being a depressed drunk would really send the right message.
   35. Lassus Posted: May 30, 2019 at 07:55 AM (#5846724)
A bit dated, but I've always liked the opening riff from Geek USA as a walk-up.
   36. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 30, 2019 at 08:06 AM (#5846727)
I go for Brown eyed handsome man. It would be half true anyway.
   37. SoSH U at work Posted: May 30, 2019 at 08:30 AM (#5846729)
I go for Brown eyed handsome man. It would be half true anyway.


I think you're selling yourself short Edmundo. I'd guess two-thirds, easily.


   38. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 30, 2019 at 08:56 AM (#5846730)
Also per Wikipedia, Blackie Lawless (aka Steven Duren) is a nephew to Ryne Duren.
And Tom Lawless’s cousin, I assume.
   39. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:08 AM (#5846731)
And Tom Lawless’s cousin, I assume.


All of whom were related to Vern and Vance Law before the great family schism over respect for the criminal code....
   40. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:12 AM (#5846732)
Rumor has it that Aaron Judge might be the bastard Prince who Was Promised....
   41. Gary Truth Serum Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:18 AM (#5846733)
And Tom Lawless’s cousin, I assume.


All of whom were related to Vern and Vance Law before the great family schism over respect for the criminal code....

Tom's cousin Alexi had a promising baseball career before he gave it all up to play soccer for the USMNT.
   42. Rusty Priske Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM (#5846736)
'Haunted' by the Fugitives
   43. mathesond Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5846756)
I've always thought the opening guitar riff to Sonic Youth's "Silver Rocket" would make a solid choice.
   44. Nasty Nate Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:47 AM (#5846763)
I've always thought the opening guitar riff to Sonic Youth's "Silver Rocket" would make a solid choice.
The beginning of Dirty Boots would be a weird spooky entrance music for a closer.
   45. Itchy Row Posted: May 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM (#5846769)
I think you're selling yourself short Edmundo. I'd guess two-thirds, easily.
His eyes might be hazel.
   46. Proo Posted: May 30, 2019 at 12:12 PM (#5846806)
"Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson was what I used to use to get pumped up for my bowling league

Just how pumped up does one want to be for bowling? What’s the optimal pumpitude for that?


I was in college, so obviously the answer is "as pumped as humanly possible".
   47. PreservedFish Posted: May 30, 2019 at 01:16 PM (#5846825)
Just how pumped up does one want to be for bowling? What’s the optimal pumpitude for that?


In Martin Amis' London Fields there are long digressions on the optimal drunkitude for semi-professional darts throwers. You can't play your best sober, and you can't play your best drunk, but of course booze can be unpredictable, so it's a tricky thing to get yourself perfectly tipsy for competition. Dartsters try to reduce the variables as much as possible, by, for example, refusing to drink draft ale when playing an away tournament at an unfamiliar pub. I believe the protagonist favors bringing his own keg to the tournament. I suppose bottled beer was beneath his dignity.
   48. Nasty Nate Posted: May 30, 2019 at 01:28 PM (#5846828)
In Martin Amis' London Fields there are long digressions on the optimal drunkitude for semi-professional darts throwers. You can't play your best sober, and you can't play your best drunk
This is a factor in beer-league softball too.
   49. DavidFoss Posted: May 30, 2019 at 01:47 PM (#5846837)
"David Watts" kinda sounds like my name, so I'll go with that. Especially because the 'Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa' puts an 'f' sound in your head.

You'd have to pick the right parts of the song to play to avoid all the ironic subtexts in the lyrics, but the intro and 'I-wish-I-could-be' chorus would be a lot of fun in a walk-up-music context.
   50. The Mighty Quintana Posted: May 30, 2019 at 02:22 PM (#5846850)
"Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth, although that might be better for a reliever.

Ryan Klesko used to walk up to "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd....always a hit with the Atlanta crowd
   51. Jose Canusee Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5846984)
When I first heard "Made for This" by Carrollton I thought they were writing walkup music, do any batters or relievers use it?
   52. Rally Posted: May 31, 2019 at 08:45 AM (#5847054)
Zonk #18 - thank you! I'll have to figure out how to set that up.
   53. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: May 31, 2019 at 04:47 PM (#5847174)
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera
   54. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2019 at 07:28 PM (#5847205)
I expect the walkup songs at BBTF softball in Central Park this summer to count among the highlights - the crueler, the better.
   55. Hank Gillette Posted: May 31, 2019 at 10:26 PM (#5847233)
   56. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 31, 2019 at 11:19 PM (#5847248)
Mogura-Like. The opening guitar riff works, and after all, it is my favorite song of this century...
   57. SoSH U at work Posted: June 01, 2019 at 09:02 AM (#5847303)
I'd probably go with a song I like, and avoid one I don't. I'm not sure anyone else would find my choice ideal.

   58. akrasian Posted: June 02, 2019 at 02:27 AM (#5847527)
Not song related, but the rookie Will Smith hit a walk off home run tonight against the Phillies.
   59. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 02, 2019 at 08:18 AM (#5847534)
Comfort Eagle by Cake.
   60. Rally Posted: June 02, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5847624)
Never worked with audio files before but thanks to this thread I got it to work in OOTP. Downloaded a free program called audacity that lets me make 10 second portions of songs. Then just rename them for the player and add to the OOTP sounds folder. Now i just need to decide what players in my fictional league get what songs. First player was Conan jr, also known as Conn. From the sountrack to Conan the Barbarian I went with “Mountain of Power procession”. Seemed to work as it played in his first AB and he immediately homered. Next up was Tyrion Lannister, an undersized 2B who walks up to ‘Rains of Castamere”. When he came into the league i thought he’d provide a good OBP, but he’s gone a bit Altuvish and has 7 homers so far.

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