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What Pros Blare: Walk-Up Music for the 2013 Boston Red Sox via @DesignatedHits

If you have peeked at the standings lately, the Sox have turned it around this year.  Thought to be bottom-feeders in the preseason, the Sox and Yanks have taken their normal positions atop the division and it figures to stay a competitive division all the way to the finish.

In their favor, the Sox have a really nice list of walk-ups here with very few throwaways (Ellsbury get your head out of your ass).  Enjoy.

Alfredo Aceves

Not sure what to make of this one.  Aceves is a lunatic so I don’t want to say anything critical and set him off.

This was the lead-off song on my high school pre-game BP mix, another downright dirty collection that also included Crazy Train, Animal, Mudshovel among other songs that will live on forever and ever in Glory.

Andrew Bailey

This is kind of your poor man’s version of Rivera’s Enter Sandman.

Daniel Bard

Power chords are always a winner.

Jackie Bradley, Jr.

The beat is perfect for a walk-up and that’s what we’re judging it on.  “People see me but they just don’t know” is going to be in my head for the rest of the week.

Craig Breslow

Here you have The Holy Grail of Walk Up Songs.

Clay Buchholz

If you gave me a million guesses I couldn’t have come up with the name or the artist but this is a diamond in the rough walk-up song.  Buchholz

Mike Carp

Strange choices for walk-ups but all great songs so I just feel weird criticizing him.  The Cracks song does have a good breakdown for a walk-up.

Ryan Dempster

This is a guy saying I really don’t give a shit what you play.  With that said, $$$$.

Stephen Drew

I clicked play having no idea who or what it was.  I have to be honest I expected something lame and I was sorely mistaken.  This would sound incredible over loudspeakers.

This song was already a hit and then you threw the Hit Factory Nelly on it and now its a 5 alarm fire.

Jacoby Ellsbury

Seriously?  This isn’t even last summer its like 5 summers ago.

Jonny Gomes

Even Boston has to be sick of these guys by now.

Joel Hanrahan


Jose Iglesias

Jon Lester

Will Middlebrooks

So random.  Can’t say I don’t love it.

Andrew Miller

Even though its slow, the lyrics are cutting.  It wouldn’t be my choice but I can see Miller’s angle on this.

Mike Napoli

One of my least favorite Drake songs.  Annoying, monotonous hook and a mostly flat beat.  I don’t understand the appeal here.

Daniel Nava

This dude Lecrae always surprises me.  Religion aside, strip it down to just rap music and he’s damn good.

David Ortiz

The most predictable walk-up song ever chosen.

I’m not even sure if he uses the Kanye remix but this is a generational classic right here.

If you made an album of the greatest rap songs ever made, this is track #1.

Dustin Pedroia

Pedroia and Ortiz might seem like they’re from different worlds but they have three very important things in common:

They swing the same bat.

They bump NWA.

They both rake.

David Ross

This is turning out to be my favorite team of walk-ups.  A masterful selection here.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia


Koji Uehara

Koji is my boy.

Shane Victorino

What a snoozer.  No wonder Victorino can’t handle a Koji turbo high-five.

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