A trip around the A's clubhouse can sound a lot like an FM radio on scan. Here's a sampling of player walk-up music and the reasons behind the choices.
Josh Donaldson, third baseman
"Regulate" by Warren G and Nate Dogg.
"It has a lot of relevance to the Bay Area and it's been a popular song, so that's why I chose it. Plus, if something's working for you, you let it work."
Derek Norris, catcher
"Badmotorfinger" by Soundgarden
"Coming up in the minor leagues with the Nationals, a lot of our owners liked to pick our walk-up songs. So when I got the chance to get one last year, I tried to pick something not too violent, but something that would get me going. I'm a big country guy, but I figured if I put country on, it really wouldn't motivate me for my at-bat. I picked something I don't listen to often, that way it stays pretty fresh."
A.J. Griffin, pitcher
"Illmerica: by Wolfgang Gartner
"I listen to a channel on Sirius Radio called BPM, Beats Per Minute. I heard that song a few years ago and I liked it. I like trance and techno music, I like a lot of music if someone put some time and effort into it and is put together well. That one does it for me."
Coco Crisp, outfielder
"I Ain't No Joke" Eric B. and Rakim
"I really wanted to come out to a dance song, like the Bernie Lean and the Cat Daddy. But there's no good dance songs out right now. So I Ain't No Joke is the one I come out to right now. It's an old school song. It kind of reminds me of the House Party show. It's just a fun kind of melody. Everybody loved the Bernie Lean last year, but since it's a new year, I wanted to do something different."
Eric Sogard, shortstop
"Welcome to the Jungle" Guns 'n Roses
"I've been doing that since high school. I just always liked it. I stuck with it through college and in pro ball everywhere I've played. It's always worked for me. And I like the old school classic rock."
Tommy Milone, pitcher
Untitled original by college friend at USC
"I have a buddy who's into music. He grew up in Marin and the night before my first start last year, he said, 'Let me do your warm-up song.' It's just computer program sounds and beats and it's pretty cool. This year, he's rapping in it. He was working on it pretty much the whole off-season."
Jerry Blevins, reliever
"Sympathy for the Devil" Rolling Stones
"I've had it since I came up, and I think I'll stick with it because we had a good year last year. I'll always pick classic rock. Sympathy for the Devil has always been one of my favorites. It's got a really original, familiar sound."
John Jaso, catcher
"Those Shoes" by The Eagles
"My genre of music is classic rock. I got a Doors album in the eighth grade and then I went to Led Zeppelin IV and kept going. I love the Eagles, too. (Those Shoes) has a pretty good intro on it, and I'd never had the Eagles before. I don't think anybody in our clubhouse knows any Eagles songs except Hotel California."
Chris Young, outfielder
"Reppin' Texas" C. Stone featuring Paul Wall and Trae
"It's kind of a local song (in Houston) and the artists are from my area. So I wanted to show them the love and use it to represent my hometown and home state."
Josh Reddick, outfielder
"Everything I have is wrestling music. I've changed it three times already. Right now it's Bret Hart's music. I've had Triple H, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. It just depends on what I want to listen to, whatever gets you in the zone."
Grant Balfour, closer
"One" by Metallica
"It's just a song that I've always liked and it gets me motivated. I like the intensity of it and it gets me fired up. It starts kinds of easy and then it builds up. I'd like to see those boys come out to one of our games. Nobody comes out of the (Giants') bullpen to one of their songs, do they? We have a bunch of guys who do."
Seth Smith, outfielder
"It's just what I like to listen to. I need something upbeat, with energy. Usually something Christian with a little bit of a message. Once you get one, it helps get you into your routine. It becomes part of the routine. If you aren't dialed in, it can help get you there."
Bob Melvin, manager
"There was nothing like that when I was a player. That's not really my music, not my genre. I'm a classic rock guy. But I have 'The Three Tenors' on my iPod, too."