SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Sunday night's Grammys had Clint Hurdle's ears. Music is one of the Pirates manager's biggest loves and influences, and he often relates on-the-field developments to favorite tracks on his massive playlist.
Music is often characterized as supplying the soundtrack of the lives we have already lived. Sometimes, though, it can also cue up the coming chapters. Did you know the 57th Grammys were all about the '15 Bucs? The songs and albums in the key of the Pirates' life:
"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift -- and Mark Melancon, after the rare yet inevitable ninth-inning meltdown.
"Stay With Me," Sam Smith -- and A.J. Burnett, who never wants to be removed from a game, or from a key assignment.
"Fever," The Black Keys -- and the drive to another Buctober.
"My Everything," Ariana Grande -- and Sean Rodriguez, who will be that for Hurdle.
"Happy," Pharrell Williams -- and walk-offs at PNC Park, of which there were 10 last season.