While we at Reverb are like any good Americans and get a bit teary-eyed about a new baseball season, we’re mostly concerned with what songs our Rockies choose to hear while walking up to the plate. Thankfully the Denver Post’s Troy Renck has once again compiled a list of the Rockies’ walk-up music for the 2013 season.
Sure stats can pretty much tell you all you need to know about a player’s performance, but their choice of music? That tells us who these guys are as people. Are they angry, sensitive, maybe a bit dangerous? So, we’ve provided an analysis of the Rockies’ 2013 walk-up songs, and what they tell us about the players as people.
Dexter Fowler —”Guap” by Big Sean: Fowler enjoys a cool sea breeze as much as he appreciates a nicely tailored suit.
Josh Rutledge — “No Diggity” by Blackstreet: Obviously, Rutledge is a man of the people. Who doesn’t like singing along to “No Diggity”? He’s also the “funny one” on the team.
Carlos Gonzalez — “Flow Violento” by Arcangel: Suave, cool and powerful. Respect CarGo — you want to be on his good side.
Troy Tulowitzki — “Public Service Announcement” by Jay-Z: As always, Tulo is ironic about his status as a baseball player. Like Jay-Z, Tulo needs no introduction.
Michael Cuddyer — “Killin It” by Krewella: Cuddyer will intimidate you with agressive beeps and footwork.
Todd Helton – “Springsteen” by Eric Church; “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle: An all-American, a living legend. Helton has traveled far, and he regales the younger Rockies with story time. But don’t be surprised if his tales have a hidden lesson in the end.
Wilin Rosario – “Con To Lo Cacabele” by El Alfa: Wilin Rosario is a master of subterfuge, distracting his foes with contagious dance beats.
Chris Nelson – “R.I.P.” by Young Jeezy: With a dark, dangerous past Nelson is not to be trifled with.
Jordan Pacheco – “Goooo” by TNGHT: As the hippest Rockie, Pacheco likes to make you feel uncool with his experimental electro.
Reid Brignac – “We Are Young” by fun.: He’s the sensitive Rockie, but never too shy to sing out loud.
Eric Young Jr. – “Headlines” by Drake: EY is the scrappy Rockie, looking to prove himself.
Jonathan Herrera – “Rescate” by Alexis & Fido: Herrera is all about camaraderie, always willing to lend a helping hand.
Yorvit Torrealba – “Papa dios me dijo” by Secreto: The spiritual Rockie, even in the face of certain defeat, he’ll rally the team.
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