Everyone needs to be entertained, even Phillies coming into the game at Citizens Bank Park. At least a dozen players request certain tunes to put them in a hitting or pitching mood. It’s up to Phanavision director Bill Hooker to play “Enter Sandman” by Metallica when pitcher Billy Wagner warms up, for instance, or queue up a Fabolous hit when shortstop Jimmy Rollins goes to bat. You might not recognize pitcher Brett Myers’ pick, Subject to Change, a band from his hometown, Jacksonville, Fla. Some players don’t have just one choice; Hooker can play “Major Tom” by Peter Schilling or “The Zoo” by Scorpions for pitcher Jon Lieber.
The guys are listening in the dugout, all right. Teammates gave second baseman Chase Utley major-league grief over “We Like to Party” by the Vengaboys. You know it – it’s the peppy song that the creepy old man dances to in those dopey Six Flags commercials. (Apologies for planting that tune in your head.)
If the Yankees decide to go after Wagner this winter, and sign him as a Free Agent to fill Gordon’s role, he’s going to have to get another song.
I would suggest Ride of the Valkyries.