It's time for my annual MLB Postseason Music Special! This is your complete guide designed to get you acquainted with the music tastes of some of your favorite ballplayers competing in this year's postseason. I've taken 2 players from each of this year's playoff teams and examined their music tastes to see what keeps them tunedin while at bat or on the mound, and how their music choices define their loose and limber personalities as well. Here is a rundown of some of the players:
Kansas City Royals
Alex Gordon: Justin Timberlake - Only When I Walk Away
This tune right here from the handsomely bearded and jacked left fielder was featured in the soundtrack of one of my favorite films of all time, "Dazed and Confused". The song definitely helped in his team's thrilling comeback victory over the A's, and knows how to deliver in clutch situations when needed.
Eric Hosmer: Trillville - Some Cut
This scorching hot young up and comer has some Southern fried hip-hop as his walk up music. This much buzzed about first baseman has become the talk of the town down in KC, and has provided for some much needed offense in clutch situations and is my personal favorite player on the team as he evokes all the characteristics of a model player and is a terrific person off the field as well.
San Francisco Giants
Michael Morse: a-ha - Take On Me
The dynamic left fielder of the San Francisco Giants has a unique walk up song choice with this 80's classic from a-ha. What makes this song work is that it's a totally out of left field (literally) selection that works so well and defines Morse's charming and out there personality that serves him right when he delivers in key offensive situations.
Tim Lincecum: MGMT - Electric Feel
The shaggy haired legend that is known as "The Freak" has a groovy song selection from MGMT as his entrance music. Timmy has proven his worth while in the Bay Area, chalking up 2 World Series wins to go along with a couple of Cy Youngs and also two no-hitters that have just added up to his legend and mystique that continues to personify the underdog nature that is emblematic of the Giants.
Stephen Strasburg: The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The ace of the Nats has this staple from the Detroit based duo that has been played in countless sports arenas all over the world, and is one that Strasburg takes to heart when he heads towards the mound. A model athlete that delivers in key situations day in and day out, Stephen is emblematic and a true model to baseball fans eeverywhere in this day of age.
Jayson Werth: Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
This handsomebly bearded right fielder for the Nats has an appopraitely styled song choice with this classic from Warren Zevon. An immensely gifted fielder who also possess a strong offensive mindset while at the plate, Jayson knows how to deliver in clutch situations when it counts, all while sporting one of the most ridiculously good-looking beards today.