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Grubes’ Super Awesome Baseball Playlist of Merriment and Mirth: May Edition

The weather is heating up, and so are the tunes!
By Michael Gruber | |Illustration by Andrea Chavez
Illustration by Andrea Chavez

Hello again, everybody! This is Michael “Grubes” Gruber, music director for your Texas Rangers. Welcome to my Super Awesome Baseball Playlist of Merriment and Mirth. May has brought hot weather sooner than many of us anticipated or wanted. 

But with that, we also got a hotter Rangers team than anticipated, and we can all get behind that! A fun month of Rangers baseball means another fun month of Rangers music, so let’s get to the tunes!

Classic Baseball Songs of the Month

“Bad Moon Rising,” Creedence Clearwater Revival: The infamous blood moon was set to occur on the night of May 15, so even though the Rangers had an afternoon start that day, I had to play the greatness of CCR in tribute! 

“In The Summertime,” Mungo Jerry: Fun groove. Fun lyrics. Fun times! 

Fun Songs Played at Globe Life Field

“All Around the World (La La La),” A Touch of Class and R3HAB: A cover of the classic ATC dance song, this banger sounds awesome over the state-of-the-art Globe Life Field speakers!

“Feel Good Inc,” Gorillaz: A longtime personal favorite, I love getting to play this between innings to keep the fans moving!

“Love is Gone,” David Guetta (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud remix): Shamelessly stolen from Ole Miss’s baseball playlist, this is a great late-game hype song. Pump your fist like the party animal you are!

“Shake Your Groove Thing,” Peaches and Herb: You can never go wrong with Peaches and Herb when you want to keep the crowd in a good mood.

“That Thing You Do,” Billie Joe Armstrong: The Green Day front man covers an absolute classic song from a made-up band! 

Player Walk-Up Songs of the Month

“Cirice,” Ghost: Josh Sborz didn’t provide a walk-in song when he joined the team last year, so I decided to have some fun and bring in a song I love from an awesome band. Plus, wearing No. 66 contributed to picking something a little darker. 🙂 Then, when all the players submitted their walk-up songs for this season, Sborz officially requested it! Felt like a bit of a full-circle moment.

“Kickstart My Heart,” Motley Crue: Dane Dunning picked an absolute rocker of a song to lead off the game. I dare you not to head-bang when that guitar riff starts!

“The Next Episode (instrumental),” Dr. Dre: Kole Calhoun is clearly a man of impeccable taste because this is one of the best beats in recorded human history. We stan Kole Calhoun!

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