Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Prince will listen to whatever he wants. Thanks for asking.

As Brewers' fans, we are all well aware of the rather large mound at first base. We love him.  We hate him.  We want to feed him a cheeseburger (why is a cheeseburger always the default?  Why not hamburger? Is it because we are in Wisconsin.  I have heard steak too, but cheeseburger seems to be the most common).  We are also probably well aware of his musical (or lack there of) tastes.  This man has gone thru more at bat songs in the past month than the entire Kansas City Royals (part of that is due to the fact that they only allow B.B. King to be played at Kaufman)*

Let's recap Princes at bat clips this year.
He started off this year with a clip he used for about 2 days or so last year.  "Tell Me When to Go" by E40.  He apparently only likes to keep this song for a series or so because he quickly changed it after about 6 days.
His second clip was, "Everyday I'm Hustlin'" by Rick Ross.  He kept this one for a little bit, but he felt the need to change yet again.
His next clip's were rapid fire. He went with the theme from Shaft for one game and then changed to "Look of Love" by Isaac Hayes. An interesting choice, but one that seems to fit with the entire Prince "thing".  He stuck with that for quite a bit until this past Monday.

He then decided to pull off his greatest feat yet.  He said that he wanted there to be some sort of siren and bombs sound effect when he walked up.  Easy enough, right?  Wrong.  The powers that be had to approve it.  It finally got worked out, and now he walks out to what I'm sure is the most interesting at bat music in the league.

My personal favorite is still the truck sound effect he had last year.  "Moments in Love" by Art of Noise is also a personal favorite.  There is nothing like at bat music that makes you want to snap.

The latest music also caught the interest of some media outlets.  Guess there is nothing better to talk about.

*Probably not actually true, but I don't have evidence to prove me wrong.


Moongoose McQueen said...

He's the kind of guy I'd really like to see come out to something like "Drop The Bombshell". Coming out to sirens at every at-bat doesn't quite seem like it would always work - like if you are down 0-10, nobody on base, and 0-3 for the night so far. What exactly would the sirens be a warning for? "Careful, the man approaching the plate might put a slight blemish on your otherwise complete and utter victory."

Rubie Q said...

Maybe for his next trick he can use that sound a dump truck makes when it backs up. Fat bastard.

Rubie Q said...

Also: if your name is Prince, there is no reason your at-bat music isn't either "When Doves Cry" or "Pussy Control." It's almost pre-ordained.

Devil's Threesome said...

Sheets' Va Jay Jay: people say cheeseburger because it denotes a further state of gluttony. Not only are you eating beef, which Oprah and the Democrats say should be avoided more than an a-bar ride home from Ted Kennedy (too soon?), but but it's topped with cheese, another much maligned foodstuff. "Butter your bacon boy!"

Rubie Q said...

Oh, give me a break. You say "Democrats" like you're not one of us. You own a Mac, you fucking poser. You're voting for Obama.

Devil's Threesome said...

And I listen to NPR and BBC World News. At least I capitalized Democrats this time around. Sorry dude, but I don't have the audacity of hope. Obama's not a human, he's a cyborg that's been engineered in some test lab. One of these days his preacher's clipped vernacular will stop and then repeat itself over and over like Reggie Jackson in The Naked Gun, sans the transition lenses.

Also, dude, I believe the proper spelling according to multiple articles in "The New Yorker" is poseur.