They say winning cures all ills, but sometimes it takes a change in environment, too. Perhaps going on the road and taking a break from their routine will help. One game into a seven-game trip, the early indications are good.
One other thing I love about games at Busch: the Cardinals’ walk-up songs. I like thinking about the reasoning behind the players’ selections — whether it’s the lyrics they connect with, or maybe the song’s title. Or is it the music itself that gets them fired up for their at-bat?
I would guess that Adam Wainwright’s walk-up tune, "Song of the South" by Alabama, connects him to his Georgian roots.
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Personally, I love to hear Yadi’s walk-up song, one that pays homage to his Latin home — "Volvieron" by J King.
It’s also fun to watch when fans hear one of their favorite songs, like when Matt Holliday walks up to bat to Imagine Dragons’ "Radioactive." Talk about music that will get you pumped up. Or to watch some of the young guys such as Shelby Miller, who rocks out to "Here’s to the Good Times" by Florida Georgia Line.
My walk-up song? I know I would step up to the plate with a little swagger if AC/DC’s "Back in Black" was blaring through the stadium when I made my approach to the batter’s box. There is just something about that song that has always gotten me pumped up and in the zone.
So, what would be your walk-up song? We want to hear from you, so let us know by joining in on the conversation on our Facebook or Twitter pages. To see more of the St. Louis Cardinals’ walk-up songs, click here.
My top video pick of the week, or maybe even the month, has to go to #OfficerJalisha and all those who helped make her wish come true — including our very own Jim Hayes. Get the tissues ready!
Taveras’ debut is not only worth reading about, but also hearing. Catch his reaction to his first St. Louis start. It’s pretty cool to watch a player pursue his dreams.
My shout-out this week goes to the St. Louis Rams, who began OTAs this week. Good luck to the players fighting for a roster spot and to the team as a whole. We are all looking forward to the 2014 season!
Kayla, Katie and I will have a chance to join some of the Rams’ players and coach Jeff Fisher on Sunday at GNC Park in Sauget, Ill., for the annual Coach Fisher and Friends Celebrity Softball Game. We are excited to take part in this fun event, helping to raise money for several charities. We hope to see you there!
Teryn, a journalism graduate of the University of Missouri, is a FOX Sports Midwest Girl. You can follow the FOX Sports Midwest Girls on Facebook (FOX Sports Midwest Girls) and Twitter and Instagram (@FSMidwestGirls).