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April 4, 2011

Hear the Orioles' 2011 entrance songs: Van Halen, T.I., Scandinavian house

All ball players have entrance songs.

Mark McGwire had "Welcome to the Jungle," Chipper Jones famously uses "Crazy Train" and Mariano Rivera still enters Yankee Stadium to Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

When the Orioles face the Detroit Tigers today, they will be introduced to fans at Oriole Park to a soundtrack of hip hop, country, even Scandinavian house.

A story in today's paper looks at the tradition of entrance songs, and why the Orioles' choices this year suggest they're in a fighting mood.

Below, hear the entrance tracks of Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Jason Berken, Vladimir Guerrero, and others chose this year and last.

Beware those listening to these at work: some are not radio-friendly. Oriole Park only plays the edited, radio versions of these songs.

Orioles' 2011 entrance songs:

Jason Berken: "Right Now" - Van Halen

Vladimir Guerrero: "Calabria" - Enur featuring Nastasja

Adam Jones: "I'm Illy" - T.I.

Nick Markakis: "Deliverance" - Bubba Sparxxx

Warning Track Power's follow-up to "How 'Bout Them O's" is "Oh Oh Orioles," and it can be heard here.

Orioles' 2010 Entrance songs:

Jeremy Guthrie - "Down" - Jay Sean

Brian Matusz: "God's Gonna Cut You Down" - Johnny Cash

Brian Roberts: "Keys to the Kingdom" - Group 1 Crew

Luke Scott: "Rock You Like a Hurricane," according to the Orioles' spokeswoman, mixed with "Star Wars" - Scorpions

Felix Pie: "Hasta Abajo" - Don Omar

Cesar Izturis: "Hypnotize" - Notorious B.I.G.

Matt Wieters: "If Today Was Your Last Day' - Nickelback

The Orioles' Opening Day lineup is at Orioles Insider.

Photo: Jason Berken (Baltimore Sun)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:26 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Music News


Entrance songs are a constant reminder of how most ballplayers are just overpaid narcissists.


What's Jake Arrieta and Jake Fox music?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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