Blue Jays walk-up music facts- Part 2: Pitcher’s tunes

Apr 30, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) and relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) and relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joe Biagini (31) delivers a pitch against Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joe Biagini (31) delivers a pitch against Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

Biagini, Estrada, and Grilli’s tunes

Joe Biagini

One by Three Dog Night

"One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do Two can be as bad as one It’s the loneliest number since the number one"

‘One’ summarizes the trials and pressures of a pitcher challenged with keeping opposing hitters from getting on base. It’s essentially Biagini’s role on the team and he’s excellent at it.

Three Dog Night lead singer Harry Nillson’s classic was inspired by making a phone call and listening to the busy signal for a while.

In fact, Biagini used ‘Tears of a Clown’ by Smokey Robinson last year.

Marco Estrada

Bodies by Drowning Pool

‘Bodies’ is a signature song that has been featured in various films, TV shows, and advertisements since its 2001 release. For anyone familiar with it, despite its somewhat dark lyrical content, there’s no debating the “pump-up value” of the track.

It was the theme song for the 2001 WWF Superslam pay-per-view event as well.

Jason Grilli

Whipping by Pearl Jam

"Don’t need a helmet, got a hard, hard head"

Grilli never takes that lyric to heart against his opponents.

Upon its CD release, the album Vitalogy became the second-fastest-selling album in history. Behind the band’s previous album VS., selling over 877,000 copies in its first week.

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