Grading the Mariners Walk-Up Songs

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Apr 8, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma – SP – 33 years old – Tokyo, Japan

Hisashi Iwakuma may have struggled last night in his 2015 Mariners’ debut, but there is nothing bad about his choice in walkup music. Kuma has chosen Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” as his entrance music.

HISASHI IWAKUMA. A-. This is yet another example of a player understanding how to select a great walkup track. Pitbull is so catchy, that even a Japanese man who cannot speak English cannot help but bob his head. This song is fun, well-known and enthusiastic. Nice job Hisashi (and your interpreter!). SP. Seattle Mariners

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