Baseball players are people of expression. From eye black, to the way we wear our socks, to what our glove and cleats look like, we like to be able to express who we are. It should come as no surprise then, that walk up songs have become so popular. For players, it’s a chance to share a little bit of personality with the fans. It adds a human feel to the athletes we watch every day.
Some players go for intimidating, some go for fun. But make no mistake, there is a process behind each player’s song. I’ve spent countless hours with teammates listening for that 15 second span of the perfect song, imagining myself coming to the plate and being announced.
On our team, that walk up song is a source of pride. It’s always a contest to see who has the best entrance to the plate. I’ve kind of gotten myself into a hole though. Last year I came to the plate with “O Death” by Jen Titus playing. Our sports information director told me I wasn’t allowed to change it midway through the season because people liked it so much. I was pumped that people enjoyed it so much, but it’s time to retire the song and find something new this year.
That’s where you come in. In trying to figure out what song to use this year, I’ve put together a few choices that I could see myself using. Last year, I went with intimidating. This year, the choices are a little more fun and light hearted. I like to have fun playing baseball and these songs get me in that mindset. My problem is, I have too many options and can’t decide on one. I really wanted a way to interact with the readers here and this gives me that opportunity and also a chance for you to have an influence on my season. So I’m happy to have you vote on what my walk up will be. I’ll have a poll up and whichever song gets the most votes by December 28 will be my walk up for the season. I’m really excited about this. I love having the chance to connect with people and I think this will be a lot of fun. While the list is limited, I’m always open to suggestions. If you have any, feel free to tweet at me and let me know. The songs on the current list are as follows
Jump- Kris Kross
Jump Around- House of Payne
Seven Nation Army Remix- The Glitch Mob
Your Love- The Outfield
Boyfriend- Justin Bieber
Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson
What’s your vote for Adam Posey’s walk up
This post is already long with the videos included so the link is set up to take you to the poll and also share it. You can vote once per day so vote multiple times for your favorite. As always, feel free to contact me and let me know what you think @AdamPosey
God Bless and go Royals!