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

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I probably saw my last Cardinals game in-person last Friday, unless of course I am gifted with the holy sacrament of playoff tickets.  So it is appropriate after seeing about 12 or so games this year to evaluate the players’ choices for the music playing when they walk up to the plate.  What makes a great walk-up tune, you ask?  There are two main factors.  First, the song must be good, which is pretty self-explanatory.  If a player ever walks up to a Dashboard Confessional song, that is not good.  Second, the song should be appropriate to the player’s general demeanor and on-the field persona, and to some extent performance.  Bonus points can also be given if the track is somewhat humorous and obviously clashes with the player’s persona, but this territory should be tread carefully, much like trying to shoot the moon while playing Hearts.  In no particular order, here are seven notable walk-ups.
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New God Flow: *Bleep* Everything Else

Kanye West and Pusha T
“New God Flow”

Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music track, New god flow

I don’t know but I’ve been told … (I don’t know but I’ve been told)
Ye’s new track is solid gold … (Ye’s new track is solid gold)!

^Yeezy joins the Military

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