The MLB Posteseason is officially upon us, and your own Boston Red Sox are AL East Champs amd gearing towards a potentially long and fruitiful postseason run. The team has had a rollercoaster of sorts the last few years since last winning the World Series in 2013, going from first to last, to last, and now back to first where hopefully they'll be able to remain for some time with regularity. With young studs like Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts leading the youth resurgence, this is probably the youngest team the Sox have ever fielded, and it's through this alone that could lead the team on the brink of a world title. I've compiled a listing of some of the players walk up tunes that reflect their personalities when they step up to the plate or mound, and also gives you a better sense of their outgoing and vivacious personalities as well. And without further ado, here are some of the player's music choices:
Aaron Hill - Led Zeppelin "When The Levee Breaks"
New trade acquisition Aaron Hill has some sweet classic rock to get him going with this retro tune from Led Zeppelin. Aaron has been a journeyman throughout most of his career, splitting most of his time betweem the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, and Brewers. Now, Aaron has landed on the Red Sox with the task of helping keep this offense afloat down the postseason stretch, and maintain a consistent hitting philosophy when it comes to driving in those crucial runs that could make or break the game. A marquee name that is definitely worthy of putting on anyone's roster.
Andrew Benintendi - Locash "I Love This Life"
The young baby faced outfielder has finally arrived, and along with him has this sweet tune from Locash to keep him occupied as he steps up to the plate. The 22 year old has been talked about constantly in hot circles as the young up and comer to watch for in the coming years, and now he's finally arrived from the minors much sooner than anyone expected. Andrew has been spraying the ball over the field, stuck out his glove for some marvelous defense, and has also busted out some sweet "Billie Jean" dance moves in the outfield after some Sox victories. We'll be sure to see some more dancing from this ridiculously handsome and talented individual that will be a mainstay in the Sox lineup for years to come.
Craig Kimbrel - Guns N' Roses "Welcome to The Jungle"
Our fireballing closer has this epic Guns N' Roses tune as the perfect entrance song. KImbrel has been one of the most elite and dominant closers in MLB the last 5 years, rattling off over 250 saves between the Braves and Padres en route to his journey up to Boston. Kimbrel has a devastating arsenal and great command of his fastball that sometime touches the high 90's. One of his most prominent characteristics is his unusual delivery stance that he establishes before he pitches that most resembles a wild turkey about to pounce on his opponent. With an beautiful ginger beard to boot, Craig is one of the most fierce and passionate closers in the game today.
David Price - Playa Fly "Feel Me"
The $217 million man and perennial ace of the staff has this bumping hip-hop tune to keep him rolling as his entrance music. The highly sought after free agent signed a rich 7 year deal with the Red Sox after some time with the Rays, Tigers, and Blue Jays. David has said in interviews that he's always admired Boston from afar, even during his time in Tampa he thrived on the competition, and always sought to be better than them or at least come close to it. David has certainly begun to cash in on that promise as he has gone 17-9 with a 4.04 ERA that might seem high, but he has definitely improved down the stretch as he seeks to lead his team to plenty of victories this postseason.
Hanley Ramirez - 2Pac "Hail Mary"
The dynamic and edgy first baseman has some 90's era throwback hip-hop courtesy of 2Pac to guide him on his journey to the plate. The former Dodger originally was drafted by the Red Sox back in 2006, but spent a great deal of time with the Marlins before his reunion with his original team just last year. It has certainly taken him some time to get acclimated to playing first base after transitioning from the outfield, but Hanley has finally got used to it and has become as dependable as any other player in the game He also swings a pretty good bat too and can definitely provide for some clutch moments as the postseason arrives.
Rick Porcello - Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower"
Another member of the starting rotation who had a brilliant season and is a surefire Cy Young candidate is Rick Porcello, who blasts some vintage Jimi Hendrix with this classic tune. Rick has had a masterful season that is beyond comprehension, going 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA and was unbeaten at home and exceeded expectations from everyone, including himself. The secret for Rick's success was relocating his fastball, and increasing his velocity pitches that has made Rick more unhittable than ever before. Rick is definitely going to be a pitcher to fear this coming postseason, and there may not be a way to stop him.
Robbie Ross Jr. - Soggy Bottom Boys "Man of Constant Sorrow"
A crucial member of the Red Sox bullpen has this down home country tune courtesy of Soggy Bottom Boys as his walk out music. Robbie has been a brilliant component piece for the team down the stretch with his majestic hair, excessive tattoos, and unbuttoned jersey with no undershirt contributing to this shaggy masterpiece that trots out to the mound night after night. One of his strong suits is his ability to come into 7th and 8th inning scenarios and deliver through with his infectious energy and endless charisma that really puts his team that much more over the edge.
Travis Shaw - T.I. f/ Rihanna "Live Your Life"
The rugged and dependable third baseman has some grooving hip-hop from T.I. and Rihanna as his walk up music. When Shaw took over as third baseman after Pablo Sandoval got demoted, Shaw certainly had alot of expectations to live up to, and was certainly a player who had a lot of eyes fixated on him to see if he could deliver in the clutch. And he certainly did impress, providing an offensive spark plug that didn't let up from the start, and is definitely seen a catalyst that got this offense rolling right from Opening Day on.
Xander Boegarts - Rihanna "Needed Me"
The front moving and dynamic shortstop has some high energy R&B from Rihanna to keep him occupied at the plate. X as his teammates like to call him, has given the team some stability at the position after a virtual revolving door of sorts over the last few years. Largely seen as leading the youth movement of the team along with Mookie Betts, Xander knows how to get to the ball before skirting into the outfield, and delivering miraculous throws to first base to get the runner out in ample time. He is sure to deliver many more ridiculous plays as the postseason gets ready to get in full gear.