Grading the Mariners Walk-Up Songs

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Apr 6, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter

Nelson Cruz

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Robinson Cano

(center) watch the player introduction ceremony before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles, 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

There are plenty of reasons to take in a baseball game at Safeco Field. Some come to get a first hand look at the players, others come because of the atmosphere, while others come to watch the hydro boat races or the hidden ball game. I love every aspect of watching a game at the corner of Edgar & Dave, but one of my favorite things is listening to the walk-up music each player selects.

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There are many ways to get to know the players now a days, but which song a player chooses as his walk-up song reveals far more than 140 characters on twitter. Thankfully, the Mariners’ are not short on personality, and their choices in music speak to that.

The entire list of Mariners’ music can be found here.

Today, I will discuss my favorite walk-up songs amongst the players currently on the Mariners’ opening day roster. There are many ways of ranking the quality of a song, but fun trumps all where walk-up music is concerned. The song also has to be catchy, and is preferably something that catches peoples’ attention.

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