You know what baseball players don’t like? A guy who takes himself too seriously. Baseball is a game, and it’s meant to be fun. That’s why players who maintain an air of lighthearted playfulness are favorites in the clubhouse. Players like Brandon McCarthy.
McCarthy recently tweeted this photo of his preferred batting practice playlist. Among notable classics like “Mambo #5” and “Only Time,” Brandon also lists “One long John Goodman fart,” “A 20 minute loop of Microsoft error noise” and “A Recording of a mall Santa swearing at kids under his breath” as jams he’d like to hear as he preps his swing for the game. Awesome stuff from an awesome guy, so I figured I’d jot down a few tracks that would get me amped to play ball.
The most annoying noise in the world that Lloyd Christmas makes in Dumb and Dumber.
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (In the shower version)
The entire Kids Bop catalog
A loop of Hawk Harrelson saying “He gone. He knew it.”
A free flow rap by a drunk guy laid over various super market door chimes
The Facts of Life theme song
“Friday” by Rebecca Black (only played on Saturday)
“Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean featuring Ludacris
A recording of like 95 teenagers saying “YOLO.”
A six-minute recording of a portly gentlemen eating low-fat guacamole Nachos.