Settled on the edge of downtown San Francisco – complemented with a breathtaking view of the Bay – AT&T Park is home to the MLB’s San Francisco Giants. Chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year as part of the Sports Business Award program, AT&T Park provides one of the best experiences fans can have watching the Giants dominate their opponents on the home field. This classic urban ballpark comes equipped with all the modern amenities of present-day stadiums. Needless to say, AT&T Park is the ideal location for the Giants – allowing fans to connect with their favorite players on a whole new level, especially when it comes to music.
Walk-up songs are the preferred tunes that hype up the player at-bat, as well as the fans rooting in the stands. From hip-hop to rock, country to electronic dance music, the Giants approach the plate to a wide variety of genres.
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When it comes to signature lyrics, the Giants are batting to the beats of their favorite hip-hop and rap songs – the genre currently dominating the team’s playlist. Out of 36 songs collected, hip-hop/rap make up approximately 36 percent of the compilation, while rock trails behind in second place (22 percent). Shortstop Brandon Crawford and center fielder Denard Span walk up to the plate jammin’ to the likes of Future and the hits produced on his third studio album, “DS2.” On the other side of the spectrum, infielders Joe Panik and Brandon Belt prefer to hear the Brooklyn beats of Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and “Moment of Clarity.”
Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, San Francisco’s pitcher-catcher combo, stray away from their teammates by walking out to the strings of some good old country tunes. Bumgarner prepares for his at-bats by zoning everything out except for the rifts of “Fire on the Mountain” by The Marshall Tucker Band. Buster Posey shares the same music palette as his partner-in-crime and walks out to Brantley Gilbert’s “Hell on Wheels.” The classic sounds of Merle Haggard and Gary Allen round out the rest of the country artists making up the playlist.
Pitcher Hunter Strickland rocks out the hardest as he approaches the plate headbanging to “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith and “Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC. Pitcher Jake Peavy enjoys the rock genre as well and walks out to the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” and “Truckin’.” All horn hands up when these players take the plate!
Attending a ballgame at AT&T Park is exciting in itself, and getting hyped from the music blaring throughout the stadium is all the more fun. The Giants have just about all the bases covered – with songs ranging from hip-hop/rap to rock, country, and EDM. Fans can relate to the many tunes ushering players to the plate!
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