Monday, July 2, 2012

Chin Music

The history of players choosing personalized at-bat music is a little foggy. The practice developed in a gradual, organic kind of way – and information on the subject is scarce – so it's tough to pin down an exact start date. An article on an NBC affiliate website claims that intro songs came into popularity soon after the Padres started (on a whim, apparently) playing "Hell's Bells" to announce Trevor Hoffman's entrance into games. The fan reaction was so positive, the article claims, that other clubs quickly moved to copy them.