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2019 Rays Walk-up Music Bracket: Round 2

Rest in Power, DJ Seven

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All right. Round 1 is in the books. I disagreed with a couple picks, but the only song I’m truly morning today is the vastly underrated “Sax to Me” by DJ Seven that Jose Alvarado chose. Part of that, I’m sure, is that Alvarado is still my favorite Ray. Oh well. No huge surprises in Round 1, although I’m pleased (?) to see y’all are still really petty, and I’m starting to get worried I’m going to reverse jinx Avenged Sevenfold into a semifinal appearance in this bracket... On to Round 2!

Round 2 Matchups

Willy Adames: “Sigo Siendo El Papa” by Silvestre Dangond

Brendan McKay: “Butterfly Effect” by Travis Scott

Brief Thoughts: The Latin songs always go out early in these brackets, which may speak to any sort of things that I won’t try to parse here, but I’ll just say: Make sure you actually give these songs a listen! Put me down for Willy and Silvestre Dagond.

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 30%
    Willy Adames: "Sigo Siendo El Papa" by Silvestre Dangond
    (15 votes)
  • 69%
    Brendan McKay: "Butterfly Effect" by Travis Scott
    (34 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now

Tommy Pham: “Freestyle” by Lil Baby

Austin Meadows: “Coming in Hot” by Andy Mineo

Brief Thoughts: Two of the Rays best players, both with mediocre walk-up songs. Meadows’ works a bit better as a walk-up song, and it’s slightly better as a song too.

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 28%
    Tommy Pham: "Freestyle" by Lil Baby
    (15 votes)
  • 71%
    Austin Meadows: "Coming in Hot" by Andy Mineo
    (37 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now

Michael Brosseau: “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Chaz Roe: “Hail to the King” by Avenged Sevenfold

Brief Thoughts: So help me god if Avenged Sevenfold wins here again...

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 49%
    Michael Brosseau: "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G.
    (29 votes)
  • 50%
    Chaz Roe: "Hail to the King" by Avenged Sevenfold
    (30 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now

Emilio Pagan: “Bad Man” by Esterly

Brandon Lowe: “Nice for What” by Drake

Brief Thoughts: Drake is good, but I do very much like Pagan’s choice as a walk-up. Either is a strong candidate here.

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 46%
    Emilio Pagan: "Bad Man" by Esterly
    (22 votes)
  • 53%
    Brandon Lowe: "Nice for What" by Drake
    (25 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

Travis d’Arnaud: “The Way I Live” by Baby Boy Da Prince

Andrew Kittredge: “#1 Zero” Audioslave

Brief Thoughts: Y’all eliminated Michelle in the first round, but I suppose I can accept it; this is the year of TdA, after all. Both very solid choices here, again. This year’s bracket may be the best on record.

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 51%
    Travis d’Arnaud: "The Way I Live" by Baby Boy Da Prince
    (20 votes)
  • 48%
    Andrew Kittredge: "#1 Zero" Audioslave
    (19 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Daniel Robertson: “Higher” by DJ Khaled

Kevin Kiermaier: “Hustlin’” Rick Ross

Brief Thoughts: I’m intrigued by “Hustlin’” dominating Drake in the first round... Is KK going to win this thing this year, ala Longoria winning this first edition of this bracket?

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 13%
    Daniel Robertson: "Higher" by DJ Khaled
    (6 votes)
  • 86%
    Kevin Kiermaier: "Hustlin’" Rick Ross
    (37 votes)
43 votes total Vote Now

Joey Wendle: “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin

Mike Zunino: “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty

Brief Thoughts: #DownWithZeppelin #FreshBlood #PettyLyf

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 50%
    Joey Wendle: "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin
    (24 votes)
  • 50%
    Mike Zunino: "I Won’t Back Down" by Tom Petty
    (24 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now

Ji-Man Choi: “Fire” by BTS

Matt Duffy: “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Brief Thoughts: BTS team, ASSEMBLE!

Poll

Better Walk-up Song

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  • 34%
    Ji-Man Choi: "Fire" by BTS
    (16 votes)
  • 65%
    Matt Duffy: "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
    (31 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

Thanks for voting, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and check back for the quarterfinals next week.