Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Entrance Music

As a frequent reader of Cubs.com, I always read through the Mailbag where fans ask the beat writer [many times stupid] questions and she attempts to answer them in the most white-washed and P.C. manner. One string of questions/comments did catch my eye- many people started writing in asking about Kerry Wood's entrance music.

The Cubs did not settle what music to play when Woody comes in during the 9th inning. So now you have everyone and their mother suggesting the "perfect" song for Kid K's entrance. Before I give my own suggestions, let's look at some of the other songs that have been on the minds of the people:

"Knock On Wood" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Besides the fact that this song is actually called "The Impression That I Get," why on earth would you seriously want to hear this song at a critical part of the game. I know the person who suggested this one. Well, I mean, I don't know them, but I've run across them a lot during my life. Oh, oh! I know! The lyric is "knock on WOOD!" His last name is WOOD! It's perfect! Ugh. C'mon.

"Enter Sandman" by Metallica - Not a bad song choice, but I'm pretty sure that Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera already comes out to that one. I bet their next suggestion was "Hells Bells." Can't we come up with something original? No? Oh that's right, these are probably the same guys came up with the parody of "YMCA" and sang "Shawn Green is gay." Yeah, that really happened in bleachers of Wrigley Field during Tom Glavine's 300th win (note: I was physically at both Greg Maddux's and Tom Glavine's 300th win. Pretty sweet, eh?)

Just Letting the Organist Play - Not a bad suggestion. Gary Pressy keeps Wrigley in that old-school vibe, so I wouldn't be mad if they decide to go with it, but they should decide which organ song to play. It better be a good one!

"You Can't Touch This" MC Hammer - What?! Not "Ice Ice Baby?"

"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister - Again, not a bad suggestion. Nothing is scarier than Dee Snider in his movie "Strangeland" so why not try to psyche-out opponents with his classic hit? Then again, they might instead think about Stifler in Road Trip dancing to the song on the bus that he stole from the blind woman. It might lighten the mood enough to watch Woody blow another save.

Alright, those were not the best suggestions, so here's a list of what I would want to come out to:

"Hysteria" by Muse
"Organ Donor" by DJ Shadow
"Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith
"Immigrant Song" by Led Zepplin
"Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes

You could also pick any number of WWE theme songs. To their credit, someone did suggest Vince McMahon's theme song "No Chance In Hell." Unfortunately that's probably the odds of them ending up picking a great song.

Go Cubs!


GMoney said...

Shelley Duncan comes to the plate to Icky Thump which has a sick bass line.

Tony B. said...

That is a really good choice as well- I could get juiced (literally and figuratively) for an AB to that jam.

GMoney said...

I thought about another one this weekend. If I was a closer and entered the game in a save situation, just crank up Bulls On Parade to get me juiced.

Tony B. said...

That's a really good one G, I almost want to edit my suggestions to include it!