Rangers try new music to break out of slump
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers went to the tunes to try and snap their three-game slide against Colorado Thursday night.
Whether or not the change in walk-up music made a difference in the 5-0 win over the Rockies made a difference or not no one will ever know.
But it certainly didn't hurt.
Most of the lineup ditched their traditional walkup tunes for less-conventional choices. There was Shin-Soo Choo's "Gangnum Style", Adrian Beltre's "Macho Man", Alex Rios' "I'm Too Sexy", Prince Fielder's "Soul Glo", Leonys Martin's "Rhythm in Gonna Get You" and a pair of songs for Elvis Andrus.
The players weren't talking about who was in charge of the musical change by Andrus liked it.
"I have no idea," said Andrus. "It wasn't my idea but I really enjoyed it."
Andrus was the only player with two songs and whoever was in charge knew the shortstop was struggling. The first song Andrus came to the plate to was Foreigner's "Cold as Ice." Andrus came into the game in an 8 for 60 slide before his 1 for 3 night.
He preferred his second choice â Aqua's Barbie Girl â as his knowledge of the 1977 Foreigner classic was extremely limited.
"That was money," Andrus said. "Barbie Girl is from my years. I can remember that one."