Finally, the baseball season starts for real this week. It's become a tradition that players have a few moments of their favorite songs played on the Public Address system when they come up to bat.  Here's a sampling of those "walk-up" songs.

Getty Images Sports / Bob Levey

I chose six players from each of the three local MLB teams.  I've included three position players and three pitchers from each team.

I think a few of the songs are great.  Most of the music is not my cup of tea.  Let it be known I'm a coffee drinker (ha ha) but everyone's entitled  to their musical taste.

We'll start off with The Amazin' Mets:

Curtis Granderson Getty Images Sports / Chris Trotman

Curtis Granderson.."Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" by Busta Rhymes


Daniel Murphy Getty Images Sports / Marc Serota

Daniel Murphy.."Tell The World" by LeCrae


David Wright Getty Images Sports / Mike Stobe

David Wright.."Jump Around" by House of Pain


Dillon Gee Getty Images Sports / Mike Stobe

Dillon Gee.."Crazy Town" by Jason Aldean


Jonathon Niese Getty Images Sports / Al Bello

Jonathon Niese.."The Only Way I Know" by Jason Aldean

I'm guessing that they both like Jason Aldean,  Niese and Gee share the same MP3 player

Bobby Parnell Getty Images Sports / Jim McIsaac

Bobby Parnell.."Bad Company" by Five Finger Death Punch (one of my favorites..not!)

Here we go Fightin' Phils fans:


Chase Utley Getty Images Sports / Drew Hallowell

Chase Utley.."Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin


Ryan Howard Getty Images Sports / Kevin C. Cox

Ryan Howard.."Mercy" by Kayne West


Jimmy Rollins Getty Images Sports / Ezra Shaw

Jimmy Rollins.."Function" by E40


Cole Hamels Getty Images Sports / Drew Hallowell

Cole Hamels.."What If This Storm Ends" by Snow Patrol


Cliff Lee Getty Images Sports / Jim McIsaac

Cliff Lee.."Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent


Jonathon Papelbon Getty Images Sports / Greg Fiume

Jonathan Papelbon.."For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica


And, da Bronx Bombers:

Derek Jeter Getty Images Sports / Elsa

Derek Jeter.."Otis" by Jay Z


Mark Teixeira Getty Images Sports / Christopher Pasatieri

Mark Teixeira.."I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister


Brian Mccann Getty Images Sports / Scott Iskowitz

Brian Mccann.."Home Boy" by Eric Church


C.C. Sabathia Getty Images Sports / Elsa

C.C. Sabathia.."Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G.


David Robertson Getty Images Sports / Elsa

David Robertson.."Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd


Hiroki Kuroda Getty Images Sports / Rich Schultz

Hiroki Kuroda.."The Whip" by Locksley

One of the great things about the start of a new baseball season is "hope".  High expectations and the hope of winning The World Series.

In early November will either the Mets, Yankees or Phillies be playing Queen's "We Are The Champions"?

Stay tuned.