Inappropriate Walk Up Music: 03.31.09

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Every day until Opening Day, Scratchbomb presents three tunes that are completely, unequivocally inappropriate for use as major league walk-up

These are not necessarily bad songs–although that
certainly helps. They are merely songs that don’t evoke the fear and dread one traditionally associates with the walk-up song. In fact, they evoke the exact opposite.

Imagine yourself in the on-deck circle. Bottom of the 9th. Down by one. Man on second, two out. You hear the PA system blare, The centerfielder, number 20… The crowd roars at the sound of your name. And as you stroll to the batter’s box, you are greeted with the strains of one of these songs:

These are all songs I heard in the police van last night while I awaited paperwork, presented without comment, because I will now look at them all as inappropriate (even though I would have anyway before this incident–for either walk-up music or soundtrack to sitting in a police van).

* “Single Ladies”, Beyonce

* “Lollipop”, Lil’ Wayne

* “Poker Face”, Lady GaGa
Yes, I know I picked this song already, way back when, but it bears repeating that I heard this on a police radio (!) while waiting to file a stolen vehicle report. So this terrible song is doubly weird for me now.