Blue Jays walk-up music facts- Part 1: Batter’s music

Apr 23, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) is congratulated by teammates right fielder Jose Bautista (right) and catcher Russell Martin (left) after throwing a complete game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) is congratulated by teammates right fielder Jose Bautista (right) and catcher Russell Martin (left) after throwing a complete game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Darwin Barney (18) hits safely on a fielder’s choice against Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Darwin Barney (18) hits safely on a fielder’s choice against Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

Darwin Barney

Attention Span by Rebelution

Rebelution is a reggae group from Isla Vista, California. This song was on their debut album Courage to Grow which was released in 2007. Their 2016 album Falling Into Place was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy’s this year.

It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube

The chill-out, feel-good vibe by Ice Cube is an instant 90’s classic. It was released in 1993 from his third solo album The Predator.  His son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., portrayed his father in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.

Barney is the only Blue Jay who has two songs listed by his name on the team website, so you could hear some Cube, or some Reggae when the utility infielder steps into the box.

Jose Bautista

New Level by A$AP Ferg feat. Future

The first song released on A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive & Prosper album. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, BMX rider Nigel Sylvester, and Olympic Fencer Daryl Homer all make cameo appearances in the music video.

While the actual songs itself has several questionable lyrics, the phase “I’m on a new level” isn’t exactly the worst mantra to have repeating as you approach the plate, so it’s appeal would make some sense to “Joey Bats”.

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