Walk-Up Songs are back with the MLB return, and they have become a major part of the entertainment. Often they drive their own in-game audience participation like this great Baby Shark example from DC.
Proof that "Baby Shark" is the greatest walk-up song of all time 😂 pic.twitter.com/mt5aB0zH5T
— ESPN (@espn) July 24, 2020
The league has totally embraced this with an excellent database of player songs, here.
For more, read this great article.
Like it or not, walk-up music — and its pitchin’ cousin, entrance music — is now the unofficial soundtrack of any baseball season.
And then there is this…. 😳
Earlier this year, the Blue Jays’ Reese McGuire was arrested for public masturbation.
Listen to the song the Braves played for his walk-up music last night.
This is literally the greatest thing that has happened all year.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) August 7, 2020
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