The updated and long awaited Player Music Special on your hometown Boston Red Sox is finally up! The Red Sox are enjoying an historic start to the season, currently sitting at 28-14 and are enjoying a huge offensive swing as of late. With Mookie Betts exploding out of the gate in terms of homeruns, Andrew Benintendi turning around his early season struggles, and David Price finally settling down after some early season drama, the Sox seem to be finally hitting their stride, and hope to continue to ride that momentum well on into the summer. Compiled are the players' updated walk-up song choices that reflect their outgoing and colorful personalities that come to light when they step to the plate or take the mound. Without further delay, here are the Red Sox and their Player Music choices for this year:
Andrew Benintendi - Locash "I Love This Life"
Starting off the list is the handsome and studly Benintendi with his song choice of Locash's "I Love This Life". 'Beni' as most people affectionately call him, had a bit of a slow start kicking off the season but as of late, has turned it around and has picked up his offensive production quite a bit, much like what happened last year when he encountered some problems. Maybe the country tinged song choice this year has something to do with it, but whatever the case Beni has been making highlight reels with his fantastic catches in left, sleek prowess at the plate, and of course his swooning good looks which has earned him the name "Benny Biceps". I mean come on, who couldn't be attracted to this guy right here?
Mookie Betts - Ernest K. "I Love This City"
Up next is right fielder Mookie Betts with his song choice of Ernest K's "I Love This City". Mookie has exploded right out of the gate, hitting for .360, 13 HR,'s and 27 RBI's thus far this year, proving that he has etched himself into the upper echelons of top right fielders in the game today. Mookie has many spectacular catches out in right, proving his versatility on both sides of the ball, and furthering his ascent into possibly getting a long term deal with the club. His presence and talent is unquestionable, and he'll definitely come through in clutch situations when time warrants during the season.
Xander Bogaerts - DMX "X Gon' Give It To Ya"
Our beloved shortstop has the power of the "X" going for him with this classic tune from DMX as his walk up song. The native Aruban has been turning up the dial a bit, starting off with a .310 AVG coupled along with 4 HR's and 18 RBI's thus far. His defensive skills have been called into question a couple of times no doubt, but he has definitely learned to hone his talents and focus on what needs fixing. Once that's taken care of, all Xander needs to worry about is what he can provide for his team at the plate, and that's where his talent really shines.
Brock Holt - Cody Johnson "Dance Her Home"
Super utility player Brock Holt has this down home country tune from Cody Johnson as his walk up song. The native Texan has been a fan favorite over the last few years, mostly due to his ability to play multiple positions and every one except catcher and pitcher. Hampered by a hamstring injury earlier this season, Brock has bounced back in a big way, and is looking for a way to contribute to the team in a everyday role. Whatever slot he plays in, he excels at and is an incredibly talented and handsome guy to have on your team covering for you.
Craig Kimbrel - Ted Nugent "Stranglehold"
Our beautifully bearded and fearless closer has some classic rock courtesy of Ted Nugent as his entrance music. Kimbrel has been one of the top closers in baseball for a reason: and that is because of his stance at the mound which at times resembles a praying mantis or a wild turkey about to pounce on you. When he comes out of the bullpen, there is absolutely no way of stopping him as his devastating arsenal of pitches consistently clocks in the high 90's, and just recently notched his 300th career save, which has vaulted him into the list of one of the top closers of baseball, and possibly all time.
Rick Porcello - Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
Coming in hot is one member of the Sox's starting rotation Rick Porcello and his entrance song of the classic 80's tune from Talking Heads. Porcello has been red hot as of late, going 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA so far this year, proving that he can go deep into ballgames and has Cy Young caliber stuff, much like he had when he clinched the award a couple of seasons ago. Porcello has a deep arsenal that can throw opposing hitters off balance, and keep them guessing as to what he'll throw next. That's part of the plan when pitchers face hitters is to make them think otherwise as to what's coming out of his hand next.
Chris Sale - Lil' Wayne "Fly In"
The ace of the rotation has some choice hip-hop courtesy of Lil Wayne to keep him occupied on his trip out to the mound. Sale has been a unstoppable force when he comes to the mound, with his ability to seemingly almost always go the distance in ballgames, and never waver in terms of adversity, his mental toughness and testicular fortitude are his defining characteristrics, and if you had to look up the word "Man" in the dictionary, you'll almost certainly find this picture of him next to the word. That's how dominant of a force he is.
Hanley Ramirez - A-ha "Take On Me"
Rounding out our list is our designated hitter and colorful personality with this classic 80's tune courtesy of A-ha. Hanley has added alot of color and flavor to the personality with his offbeat attitude, random spurts of hilarity, and offbeat celebrations such as randomly lifting his shirt to the crowd after a win, whatever the case may be Hanley adds a bit of liveliness to the clubhouse that comes through in terms of his offensive production which has been nothing short of stellar. If you ever need someone to get you through the rough times, Hanley's your guy!