I asked my fellow MLB writers what song best describes your team so far this season, and this is what they came up with…
Christine Coleman: Aaron Miles Fastball – St. Louis Cardinals
“Steady, As She Goes” by The Raconteurs
Stephanie Diorio: Charm City Yakyuu – Baltimore Orioles
“Called Out In The Dark” by Snow Patrol
The reasoning behind this is that the Orioles went against the odds and proved that they’re on their way to actually becoming a good team. They also win a lot in extras (i.e. “we don’t know how to back down”).
Tamara Davis – San Diego Padres
“Cry” by Kelly Clarkson
…Because that’s what they make me do every time I think of their season so far.
Cheryl Norman: South Side Hit Girl – Chicago White Sox
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
They’re in first place and are fun to watch… way different than what anyone was expecting.
Tamara Davis: Oaktown Breakdown – Oakland Athletics
“Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
… For obvious reasons.
Laura Schulte: Big Game Claws – Texas Rangers
“Hot ‘N Cold” by Katy Perry
Any team that can lose 21-8 AND 19-2 and still have the best run differential in all of baseball…yeah…
Sarah Tyson: Cowbell Clankers – Tampa Bay Rays
“My Body” by Young The Giant
My reasoning? Have you seen our disabled list over the course of the first half? Pretty full. The lyrics “My body tells me no, but I won’t quit/Cause I want more, I want more” represents this team perfectly. I don’t think there’s any quit in Tampa Bay and they’ll work as hard as they can to put the pieces together to make the playoffs. Heck, even the name of this band fits the team as the young Rays’ organization has become a force to be reckoned with in recent years.
Karilee Jeantet: View From Section 114 – Philadelphia Phillies
“Didn’t We Almost Have It All?” by Whitney Houston
Stacey Gotsulias: Second Place Is Not An Option – New York Yankees
“The Best Is Yet To Come” by Frank Sinatra
…because they didn’t play their best yet and have people coming back to the fold that may help a lot.
Christine Coleman – Pittsburgh Pirates
“Something To Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt