Learning about each player from the song they choose to play when they are up to bat is one of the main reasons I love working at Red Sox games.
I immediately took to Jarrod Saltalamacchia his first season with the Red Sox because his at bat song was Jimi Hendrix’s All Along the Watchtower. At the time, that was also my ringtone, so in my head, we were in love. Saltalamacchia’s at bat song this season is The Door’s Love Her Madly, which makes me still believe we’re in love.
If I played MLB, I probably wouldn’t pick Rick Ross’s King of Diamonds for my at bat song - but I do enjoy the insight into what Big Papi blares as he fixes himself in the mirror before going out and going HAM.
The song attached to this post is Daniel Nava’s at bat song. The chorus is the only part played, and it’s been stuck in my head since Opening Day. Yesterday, I finally asked the Fenway Park organist what the name of the song was. These lyrics are the last lyrics I expected - I anticipated a ‘check me out, I get money, I’m livin life’ Drake situation, and it’s interesting to see the opposite. I’d like to have a philosophical discussion with Nava about this song and life in general.