McCarthy makes odd music requests; D-backs respond
MAY 25, 2013 5:10p ET
Well, nothing is innocuous in the hands of pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who's known around the clubhouse as someone not to be taken very seriously; his hilarious Twitter account confirms this on a daily basis.
And on Saturday, McCarthy tweeted out a picture of his completed list along with the caption "I'm known for being very helpful." That remark is a sarcastic one, just to be clear, as his list starts with "Jingle Bells" -- by high-pitched comedian Bobcat Goldthwaite -- and includes such chart-toppers as "A six minute recording of (teammate Trevor) Cahill breathing through his nose," "A 20 minute loop of the Microsoft error noise" and "A recording of a mall Santa swearing at kids under his breath."
Here's the complete list:
The jokester reputation is a well-earned one, obviously.
But rather than just throwing the list out, O'Connell, Wilcox and the Diamondbacks had some fun with it -- and made things interesting during batting practice.
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Alas, the D-backs did not play any of his requests, and the team said afterward that the Twitter reply to McCarthy was a joke. In that regard, it was the perfect response.