Friday, May 4, 2012
DJ Steve Porter takes on Red Sox music
By Louise K. Cornetta ESPN The Magazine
DJ Steve Porter offered some alternates to the at-bat music choices of the Red Sox lineup.
Of all the problems that plagued the Red Sox out of the gate, their walk-up music hardly ranks high on the list. Still, under Bobby Valentine’s notion that every little thing counts, we asked each hitter why he selected his music, then asked sports fan DJ Steve Porter, who is from Massachusetts, to run through the starting lineup and replace their tunes with songs that might put some more swing in their swings. Maestro ...
Porter’s pick “Funk Dat” by Sagat: “Darnell should take one look at his stats and say to himself, ‘Funk Dat!’”
CODY ROSS, CF
His pick “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi: “I like the way it starts. I’ve used it before, and I decided to bring it back this year.”
Porter’s pick “Strike It Up” by Black Box: “Cody needs a song to remind him that he’s leading the team in whiffs.”
RYAN SWEENEY, RF
His pick “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas: “When I was in Oakland, I walked out to rap music. At Fenway Park, there are a lot more fans when you come up to the plate, so I needed something a little different.”
Porter’s pick “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature: “There’s definitely reason to cheer for Ryan’s solid early numbers.”
DAVID ORTIZ, DH
His pick “King of Diamonds” by Rick Ross: “When you go to hit, you want to look mean. This song gets you going.”
Porter’s pick “Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z & UGK: “Big Papi is pimping a serious average and leading the team. He needs to have some more fun on that walk to the plate.”