St. Louis Cardinals Walk-Up Music: Year End Review 2013


I have been to more Cardinals games this summer than any summer since 2008; probably 15+, but no way of really knowing.  Capping it all off, I was able to see games this past Friday and Saturday as the birds launched themselves into first place.  I even had the coveted “green” seats on Friday for the first time in a few years.  Getting to see John Axford get booted from the game from about sixty feet away was priceless.

Nearing the end of what looks to be a very successful season, I thought it was about time to weigh in the Cardinals choices for the music that plays when they walk up to bat.  I looked at seven of the more interesting choices last year, so I’ll do you one better and give you eight this year.  As a quick disclaimer, some players do not use the same song for an entire year, and sometimes the walk-up music will change from game to game.  And since I can’t find a great authority for all the iterations players use, I just cherry pick the ones I actually want to write about.  Enjoy.

Jon Jay:  “Public Service Announcement” – Jay-Z

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Dopey-ass Jon Jay ditched last year’s jam, “Mercy”, for this Black Album Jay-Z track.  It certainly isn’t the most appropriate song for Jay, but has a quick-hitting walk-up song, it works quite well.  Perfect for the atmosphere at Busch, and even better with a couple men on base.  I don’t know what song would be completely appropriate for Jay, but at least this is an improvement.

Song Grade: A+
Appropriateness Grade: C+

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