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Must-click link: Choosing the right entrance song for closers

Sep 16, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

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Yesterday we learned that “Enter Sandman” wasn’t Mariano Rivera’s choice and the Yankees only stumbled upon it as his entrance song in 1999 because they wanted to copy the Padres’ routine with Trevor Hoffman.

Sticking with that theme, Eric Freeman wrote a great article for The A.V. Club examining all the aspects of choosing proper entrance music:

Prelude to a save: A closer’s guide to choosing the right entrance song

  1. cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Someone needs to claim Tubthumping as their song. C’mon; just the opening bit is all you need, never mind that melancholy bit about Danny Boy. Who couldn’t respect getting knocked down and getting back up again? A little editing, some creative turntabe use, and you’ve got one HELL of a walk on song.

  2. clydeserra - Sep 16, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    You mean we learned that years ago and you linked to something yesterday.

  3. SmackSaw - Sep 16, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    “Benzene” by Rammstein. Great intro. It would be mine.

  4. adcoop22 - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    I think someone needs to pick up Fergie’s London Bridges. Mostly just for the entertainment of a Bad A closer coming to a song about a chick losing her underwear.

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