Here's my theme songs for Brew Crew's everyday lineup:
1. Rickie Weeks
Theme song: Under Pressure- Queen & David Bowie
Why? One more campaign of under achieving won't look so good when he sends out his resume.
Backup Song: When I Come Around- Green Day
Still waiting for that one to be heard but he has shown signs of greatness...
2. J.J. Hardy
Theme Song: Anyway You Want It- Journey
Why? Hardy can do it all and is going to be a great player for years to come. He is small but versatile. Can hit the homerun (as a shortstop), has gold glove potential, doesn't strike out often and puts the ball into play. He's a hard worker and a team player. The lyrics, "Anyway you want it, that's the way you need it" rings in my head when I look at him.
Backup Song: It's In The Way That You Use It- Eric Clapton. He is small guy but has an immense amount of talent for his build.
3. Ryan Braun
Theme Song: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours- Stevie Wonder
Why? Seven-year contract last year, that's why. No better feeling for Brewers fans than knowing that we have an incredible outfielder locked up for many years to come.
Backup Song: Danger Zone- Kenny Loggins. Pitcher's beware: Don't throw it in his wheel house because he will take advantage. It's something I like to call the Danger Zone- well put Kenny Loggins. Look for Brauny to be a MVP candidate this season.
4. Prince Fielder
Theme Song: Encore- Jay-Z ft. Linkin Park
Why? Have you ever seen Fielder hit a homerun or play pickle in the middle with a catcher? It is one of the greatest spectacles you'll ever see in baseball. The homeruns are monsterous and well when you get into a rundown with a heavy set man that can sprint pretty well for his size, your going to get a concussion and possibly end up dead. Ask a former San Francisco Giants catcher Todd Greene and he'll let you know how it feels to be run over by Fielder. Or ask Brewers Manny Parra if he will ever say any smart comment back to Fielder. "Now can I get an encore, do you want more?" Yes, I do. Video of Fielder and Parra- http://buzzcuts.uproxx.com/sports/2377
Backup song: Hungry Like the Wolf-Duran Duran. Is this a fat joke? Yes it is. Another backup is I Won't Back Down- Tom Petty. Don't mess with him.
5. Corey Hart
Theme Song: I Wear My Sunglasses at Night- Corey Hart. No not the baseball player, the singer.
Why? Why not? They have the exact same name. Hart is good enough and cool enough that I give him permission to wear his sunglasses at night.
Backup Song: The Stroke- Billy Squier. Forget what the lyrics actually mean, the guy has a sweet stroke at the plate. He is a strong hitter and most of the time puts the ball in play. He has amazing speed and has a great glove in right field.
6. Mike Cameron
Theme Song: I'm Alright- Kenny Loggins
Why? Because he is an alright player and veteran enough that nobody has to worry about his progression. He pretty much puts up the same statistics every year but he is better than alright in the center field- he is tremendous. You know what you are going to get from him year in and year out. "I'm alright, don't nobody worry 'bout me."
Backup Song: Paranoid- Black Sabbath. He has to be a little paranoid after almost getting traded to the New York Yankees twice. Talks died for awhile than heated back up. I'd be a little paranoid, wondering will I stay or will I go?
7. Bill Hall
Theme Song: Drive me crazy- Fine Young Cannibals
Why? Because he drives me crazy, simply put. He strikes out way too much and the Crew need to get rid of him after this season. Given that this song is about how much a girl drives a guy crazy in a good way the lyrics can be spun around and made negative: "He drives me crazy, like no one else. He drives me crazy (ooh ooh) and I can't help myself."
Backup song: Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows. Because I want him to be out of the every day lineup. I like him especially in the field and how he has handled moving to so many different positions. But, it is time to part ways and put him in a Big Yellow Taxi. I thought about using Fly me to the Moon- Frank Sinatra- but he isn't that bad.
8. Jason Kendall-
Theme Song: When You Were Young- The Killers
Why? Well is much older now but when he was young he was one of the best hitting catcher of all time. Now all of a sudden his defense has picked up and his hitting has declined. Weird how that happened. Still a valuable asset to a team that needs veteran leadership.
Backup Song: A Pirate Looks at 40- Jimmy Buffett. Not just a crack at his age but is it just me or does Kendall look like a cross between a pirate and Charles Manson? Creepy.
I would like to publicly thank Kenny Loggins for having great theme songs from Top Gun and Caddyshack that fit right into the Brewers theme songs.
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