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Walk-up songs the New York Yankees should have for 2017

Sep 20, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dellin Betances

  • Last year’s tune: “What More Can I Say” by Jay-Z
  • This season’s song: “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

Ah, Dellin Betances may not be the closer this season, but he still deserves a song to listen to while jogging out to the mound in the eighth inning. What other song works better than this classic by Queen?

When Betances comes out of the ‘pen, strikeouts are practically a given. In 2016, he boasted an amazing 15.5 strikeouts-per-nine innings. Basically, he gets the job done and he makes a lot of famous baseball players whiff.

Is it customary that a relief pitcher gets a specific song played for them upon entering a game? Maybe not, but Betances had a closing song once. Why not let him have one again?



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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.