John Axford Needs Your Help

Brewers ender of ballgames John Axford wants you to help him choose his entrance music. As we all know, a closer’s entrance music is as vital to his success as his fastball and his morning muesli followed by a round of deep knee bends. That Axford is leaving such an important matter up to the will of the people demonstrates that, a, he is of, for and by those very people, and, b, Nickelback is just awful.

Anyhow, you’d think Axford, based on his winsome and gentlemanly mustache, would prefer whatever parlor music is favored by accomplished 19th-century railroad barons, but will the people give it to him? No, they will not. That’s because whenever the question involves music, the answer is always, always, eternally and without fail, “Motorhead backed by an orchestra” …




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  1. Xenophanes says:

    That is, without a doubt, the greatest possible entrance music.

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  2. Ryan says:

    “Man in the Box” Alice in Chains

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  3. Peter says:

    I’ve always wanted to see a closer pick an extremely unconventional song, something you would associate with the opposite of “getting fired up to finish a baseball game”. Perhaps something recorded by John Coltrane.

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  4. Scott says:

    A Canadian boy needs Canadian classic rock. Rush!

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  5. McNulty says:

    The link below is the clear choice. Listen to it and I dare you to disagree.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAVhec3SRJg

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  6. Erik Archer says:

    My vote is for Slayer’s version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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  7. Powder Blues says:

    Reminded me faintly of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja7cuVh96AI

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  8. mattc says:

    Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows, by Leslie Gore

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  9. Jim says:

    Paul F. Tompkins impersonating Andrew Lloyd Webber loves that Motorhead clip.

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  10. JEFF SCHMIDT says:

    TAXMAN BY THE BEATLES

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