The Arizona Diamondbacks are swinging hot bats and riding a wave of momentum that has carried them to the top of the National League West. They're now headed to postseason baseball for the first time since 2002.
If they need any more mojo to push them over the top, they might have gotten it in September, when local Phoenix rock band Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers' new "D-backs Swing" theme song debuted on the scoreboard at Chase Field.
"So many Arizonans are from somewhere else. I love that natives and newcomers alike can all come together and rally around our own, great baseball team. I wanted the 'D-backs Swing' to capture the camaraderie and excitement that is generated by the Arizona Diamondbacks," says Clyne.
"All of the band members are D-backs fans and we have done several appearances at the games, so this was a special opportunity for us."
The "D-backs Swing" begins with a pounding intro and bass line and then jams right into the band's signature rockabilly-infused guitar licks. From there, the catchy lyrics take hold, ending with the catchy chorus, "It's a fact, Jack, I back, you back, we back the D-backs!"
The song was recorded during the band's recent break from a national tour and features Clyne's energetic vocals and the musical wizardry of drummer P.H. Naffah, guitarist Steve Larson and bass player Nick Scropos.
"When the original idea to have a theme song was discussed, our first choice for a band was a no-brainer," said D-backs president Derrick Hall. "Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are hometown favorites and we knew that they would create an amazing song that would combine fantastic music, spirited lyrics and be the perfect addition to our upcoming games. The 'D-backs Swing' is all that and more. We're thrilled!"
"D-backs Swing" is available for purchase for 99 cents on the Peacemakers' web site (www.azpeacemakers.com.)
Here are the full lyrics:
And the gang's all here
We've got green grass, red hots and ice-cold beer
We're baseballs' faithful Diamondback fans
Backin' our home team
Back in the stands
Let's go ...
Three up, three down
Get the D-backs swingin' and take it downtown
Where it's ...
Going, going, going, gone!
It's outta here, boys, now bring it on home
It's a fact, Jack,
I back, you back, we back the D-backs!
Doug Miller is senior writer for MLBAM Entertainment. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.