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FEATURE: A Baseball Walkup Song is Much More than Just a Tune

April 9, 2013

FEATURE: A Baseball Walkup Song is Much More than Just a Tune

2013 HOUSTON BASEBALL WALKUP SONGS

For every baseball player, a walkup song means much more than just a tune that plays as his name is called to the batter’s box or even to the pitcher’s mound. That 15-20 second clip can be a reflection of their personality, a memory of their childhood, or simply a describable creative sound that represents who they are as a ball player.
 
To no surprise, junior outfielder Landon Appling uses his attractable personality and Houston surroundings for the inspiration behind his two-year old song choice of “Tops Drop” by Fat Pat. “It’s a really good old school upbeat song that gets me pumped. I feel like it really symbolizes the city after my brother mentioned it said ‘H-Town’ in the song.”
 
For the Cougars – the walkups played at Cougar Field are much more than just a tune.
 
“The song talks about being resilient and underrated, which is how I feel when I’m on the mound. When talking about me against the world –that sums me up when I’m on the hill,” junior pitcher Chase Wellbrock said on his song “Chalk Outline” by Three Days Grace.
 
Months leading up to the college season, walkup song ideas are tossed around the clubhouse for reflection and reaction by teammates.
 
For sophomore outfielder Price Jacobs, his teammates were a huge part of his choice of “It’s That PJ” by Slim Thug & The Boss Hogg Outlawz during his second season. “A bunch of the guys thought it was the perfect song because it has “PJ” and “44” in the song and it has a really smooth beat.”
 
For freshmen, the idea might be new, and exciting to know that one song will create the atmosphere for the fans each and every time they approach the box or mound.
 
"Everyone in the clubhouse gives refers to me based on my ethnic background –they call me Mexico. I really love the sound of the song. It has an unique sound so when it plays everyone knows who's up to bat,” said freshman second baseman Josh Vidales on “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee.
 
Fans embrace the song choices and immediately become immersed and entertained all season long.
 
When asked ‘why did you choose Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band,” senior pitcher Austin Pruitt said: “People in the stands would join in and get excited, which I thought was really cool. I’m a big fan of Dave Matthews and I figured it would sound good as a walkup song.”
 
Some fans pick their favorites, some sing along and some, by the end of the season, can announce each player by simply hearing the song played over the stadium speakers.
 
For the Cougars – a walkup is more than just a tune.

For every baseball player, a walkup song means much more than just a tune that plays as his name is called to the batter’s box or even to the pitcher’s mound. That 15-20 second clip can be a reflection of their personality, a memory of their childhood, or simply a describable creative sound that represents who they are as a ball player.
 
To no surprise, junior outfielder Landon Appling uses his attractable personality and Houston surroundings for the inspiration behind his two-year old song choice of “Tops Drop” by Fat Pat. “It’s a really good old school upbeat song that gets me pumped. I feel like it really symbolizes the city after my brother mentioned it said ‘H-Town’ in the song.”
 
For the Cougars – the walkups played at Cougar Field are much more than just a tune.
 
“The song talks about being resilient and underrated, which is how I feel when I’m on the mound. When talking about me against the world –that sums me up when I’m on the hill,” junior pitcher Chase Wellbrock said on his song “Chalk Outline” by Three Days Grace.
 
Months leading up to the college season, walkup song ideas are tossed around the clubhouse for reflection and reaction by teammates.
 
For sophomore outfielder Price Jacobs, his teammates were a huge part of his choice of “It’s That PJ” by Slim Thug & The Boss Hogg Outlawz during his second season. “A bunch of the guys thought it was the perfect song because it has “PJ” and “44” in the song and it has a really smooth beat.”
 
For freshmen, the idea might be new, and exciting to know that one song will create the atmosphere for the fans each and every time they approach the box or mound.
 
"Everyone in the clubhouse gives refers to me based on my ethnic background –they call me Mexico. I really love the sound of the song. It has an unique sound so when it plays everyone knows who's up to bat,” said freshman second baseman Josh Vidales on “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee.
 
Fans embrace the song choices and immediately become immersed and entertained all season long.
 
When asked ‘why did you choose Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band,” senior pitcher Austin Pruitt said: “People in the stands would join in and get excited, which I thought was really cool. I’m a big fan of Dave Matthews and I figured it would sound good as a walkup song.”
 
Some fans pick their favorites, some sing along and some, by the end of the season, can announce each player by simply hearing the song played over the stadium speakers.
 
For the Cougars – a walkup is more than just a tune.

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