Surprisingly, Bernie Williams chooses silence. But according to the Yankees entertainment folks, there was an incident during a conference on the pitcher's mound while Williams was on second base, when the music people played a song off of Williams' album, "The Journey Within."
They said he just stood there smiling, as if thinking to himself, "Hey, that's my music."
|AT-BAT MUSIC: NEW YORK YANKEES
|SS Derek Jeter
||After breaking out of a disastrous slump that brought him boos at Yankee Stadium, Jeter changed his at-bat music to Eminem's "Square Dance." He asked that track No. 5 be cued up 11 seconds to the lyrics: "People it feels so good to be back."
|OF Gary Sheffield
||"Get Out the Way"
|3B Alex Rodriguez
||A-Rod's music varies from game to game, and it's not uncommon for his requests to come in on hotel stationary. From Tampa's Renaissance Vinoy, he requested "Game Over" by Lil' Flip, and the paper said "cue 21 seconds in."
|1B Jason Giambi
|The WCW theme followed Giambi from Oakland. Having won the AL MVP with the music, he rarely strays, but he will also request anything by Limp Bizkit.
|C Jorge Posada
|Giorgio Moroder (The score from "Scarface")
|OF Bernie Williams
|| Stadium noise
||Ironically, despite his musical inclinations, Williams requests no at-bat music. Why? You could say he's superstitious: Two years ago, while the Yankees weren't playing their best baseball, Williams approached the plate with no music and hit two home runs against the Mariners. Since then, no music.
|OF Hideki Matsui
"Who Are You?"
|Matsui will also request Lenny Kravitz. And of course, the music folks will mix in the theme from "Godzilla."
|OF Ruben Sierra
||"The Way You Move"
||Sierra requested the OutKast song without knowing the name. So in broken English, he began singing, "I like the way you move, oohh oohh, I like the way move." Well, Jeter, who was only a few feet away from the conversation started cracking up. Since then, Sierra's only at-bat music is "The Way You Move."
|1B Tony Clark
||"Living on a Prayer"
"Ride Wit Me"
|Actually, Clark doesn't make specific music requests. He leaves it up to the music folks to decide.
|2B Enrique Wilson
||Anything from The Luis Sojo Band
||As a shout out to his third base coach, Wilson will often come out to The Luis Sojo Band. He changes it up a lot, but it's always something Latino. Last year, when Celia Cruz died, he requested only her music to pay his respects.
|RHP Mike Mussina
|RHP Jon Lieber
|RHP Tom Gordon