Grading the Mariners Walk-Up Songs

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Apr 6, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder

Dustin Ackley

(13) is greeted by third base coach Rich Donnelly (26) after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Ackley – LF – 27 years old – Winston-Salem, NC

Predictably, the man who looks like a Duck Dynasty cast member opts to walk to the batters box with Creedence Clearwater Revisited blasting through the Safeco Field speakers. Dustin Ackley is a country boy, and he has picked two songs from one of the greatest country rock groups in music history.

LF. Seattle Mariners. DUSTIN ACKLEY. A-. The Ack-Attack’s first choice is CCR’s 1969 hit “Bad Moon Rising.” Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the song #364 in their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. I would say this has to be considered one of the better selections in walkup music on the Mariners. It is catchy, well known and gives Safeco energy.

DUSTIN ACKLEY. A. The Mariners’ left fielder’s infatuation with CCR led him to choose the 1969 classic song, “Fortunate Son” as his alternate walkup song. Rolling Stone ranked “Fortunate Son” as the 99th best song in music history back in 2011, and it ranks much higher than that on the list of Mariners’ walkup songs. Ackley has some sound taste in music, and this song has to be in the top of 5 right now on the M’s. It infuses the crowd with an underdog mentality, and it is one of those songs that sounds like summer.. LF. Seattle Mariners

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