Ask and ye shall receive: Astros players and their walk-up music
I’ve never paid much attention to what’s playing when Astros hitters approach the plate, but clearly, I’m in the minority.
Walkup music has always been a constant source of intrigue to the fan base, judging from the number of questions I receive weekly asking for a rundown of players’ preferred tunes.
Thanks to my friend Nunee Oakes, scoreboard assistant extraordinaire, we have that walkup music compiled in a nice, tidy list. Without further ado, here you go…
Clint Barmes: In The Air Tonight by Nonpoint
Jason Bourgeois: Say I Won’t by Propane; Trillionaire by Bun B and T-Pain; Lay Me Down by T.I.
Michael Bourn: Get Your Shine On by Bridman & Lil Wayne
Matt Downs: Wanna Be A Baller by Lil Troy
Bill Hall: All of The Lights by Rihanna and Kanye West; Grove St. Party by Waka Flocka Flame; Pressin’ Them Buttons by Paul Wall
Chris Johnson: Blowin’ Money Fast by Rick Ross
Carlos Lee: Stereo Love by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina; Que Buena Tu Ta by Fuego
Jason Michaels: Here Me Now by Hollywood Undead; The Bleeding by Five Finger Death Punch
Hunter Pence: Before I Forget by Slipknot; Coming Undone by Korn
J.R. Towles: Down in Flames by Stoney LaRue
Brett Wallace: Pledge Allegiance by T.I.
J.A. Happ: Written in The Stars by Tinie Tempah
Bud Norris: You’re Going Down by Sick Puppies
Brett Myers: Miracle by Nonpoint; Forever by Kid Rock
Brandon Lyon: Dragula by Rob Zombie
Wandy Rodriguez: TNT by AC/DC
Aneury Rodriguez: Danza Kuduro by Don Omar
A few key, indisputable facts:
* If you don’t find a player/pitcher on this list, it likely means he doesn’t have a song preference.
* Some players change their walkup music semi-regularly, for variety or superstitious reasons.
* I’ve never heard of half of the songs, and have heard of even fewer of the artists who sing them.
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