Most of the A's don't care what song plays as they approach the plate. Perhaps it's all part of Billy Beane's strategy: to acquire inexpensive players who have high on-base percentages and little interest in music.
So Oakland's music guys take over and try to score the game like a movie, playing music from "Gladiator" or "Pirates of the Carribean."
And then there's Barry Zito, who may be a little too into choosing his song.
|AT-BAT MUSIC: OAKLAND A'S
|2B Mark McLemore
|OF Jermaine Dye
|OF Eric Byrnes
|RHP Tim Hudson
||Red Hot Chili Peppers
|LHP Mark Mulder
||A techno song (Game Ops guys don't know the name of it.)
|LHP Barry Zito
||Zito called to complain that the A's were playing the wrong song for him. They were playing a rap song and he wanted Incubus Megalomaniac cued 37 seconds in.