Theme songs aside, so far in this Fall Classic the White Sox have been going off the top rope and landing on the Houston Astros' collective solar plexus. Chicago is up 2-0 in a best-of-seven war of diamond-shaped wills. But while it may be combat and bloodshed on the field, the H-Town and Chi-town players share something off the field: iTunes celebrity playlists. Let's take a look at some of the jams baking the noodles of our favorite ballplayers.
On the White Sox side, there are a few patterns. TI apparently has the dugout in a cobra clutch. Jermaine Dye is a "U Don't Know Me," man, while Willie Harris prefers, "Motivation," because it, "Simply gets you ready to get between the lines and play baseball." Maybe he's thinking of, "Punk bitch, come with all the gossip you can come with." There's some gossiping bitches in those base paths!
The other pattern? The smoking hot licks of STONE AND MCREADY. Closing pitcher Dustin Hermanson and Chris Widger stay pumping Pearl Jam's early crack ("good beat," says Widger of "Even Flow," while Hermanson said "Black" triggers "college memories." Mmm...pony kegs). Perhaps most compelling is occasional problem child Carl Everett's choice of the apparently DaVinci Code-esque "Take You Out," by Luther Vandross. C-Ev says, "the words in the song explain everything." Read between the lines!
On the Astros side, variety is the spice of life. Brad Lidge, still waiting for Albert Pujols' homer from last week to land back on earth, enjoys a little Rage Against The Machine, namely "Bulls On Parade." According to the stopper, "All Rage songs get me going for workouts." Precisely what Zach and Morello had in mind! For Mike Gallo, nothing gets him focused on the task at hand like the sexually ambiguous stylings of The Killers and their track, "Mr. Brightside." And finally Orlando Palmeiro enjoys the oldie-but-goodie heat of "Kryptonite," by 3 Doors Down. According to O, "It's about Superman." Peace, God. Now the shit is explained.