Monday, March 30, 2009

Batting Music - Help Needed

Hello friends.

I joined a softball team. This is a fun league with no super-stars. In fact, the most important thing in the league is "which song do they play when you come to bat". Yes, this is that kind of league: "You can't hit or catch? No big deal. You have lame batting music? That is shameful."

So I need help deciding "what should be Ben Bartley's song when I come to bat?"

When my friend Erik would come out of the bullpen for the Carp, they would play "The Hamster Dance" song. It was hilarious.

Along those lines, I suggest the following song:

  • "Milkshake" by Kelis
  • "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids On The Block
  • "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Barbie Girl" by Aqua
  • "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm" by the Crash Test Dummies
  • "From a Distance" by Bette Midler
  • "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" by Aerosmith
  • "We Are The World" by USA for Africa

What do you think my batting song should be? Please leave comments in the comment field. I need to decide by today. You are welcome to vote for one of these, or submit one of your own. The winner will be chosen by which ever one makes me laugh the hardest.

Now, excuse me, I must do a cycle of steroids to get ready for the season (both the cream & the clear).


dan said...

"Who let the dogs out?"

Anonymous said...

I am all for "Hangin' Tough" you can't beat NKOTB!

Jennifer said...

Please allow me to offer a few more suggestiosn:
"I want to sex you up" by Color me Badd

"Hammer Time" MC Hammer

"Rico Suave" by Gerardo

"Rhinestone Cowbey" Glenn Campbell

"Gonna Fly now" the theme form Rocky.
Or "witchy Woman" by the Eagles.

Anonymous said...

Random thoughts -

"Bad" Michael Jackson

"I'm on a Boat" T Pain - everytime I hear this song I can't help but laugh. *Look at me mother****** - I'm on a BOAT!"

"Bear Down, Arizona" Jack Lee


David Roland Strong said...

I'll vote for Milkshake. It made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

Inquiring minds want to know...what did you select?


~L~ said...

"Someone left the cake out in the rain" !!

Anonymous said...

I'll add the following:

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

but I like the following ideas equally as well: Hangin' Tough and Rhinestone Cowboy. Actually, I think Rhinestone Cowboy is a great idea considering you are in urban Texas so you are sort of like an Urban Cowbay.

Ben said...

There is a tie: Rhinestone Cowboy & Hangin' Tough. I think I will go with Hangin' Tough because it was also on the original list. All of these made me laugh. Nice work.

Ben said...

New Kids and Rhinestone Cowboy both had 2 votes... it does not take much to win here on I, Ben: Thinking.

hope pray work 4 peace said...

what? nobody voted for 'put me in coach'? it's a brown-eyed handsome man...

Ben said...

There is no consensus winner. It was pretty much a 28-way-tie for first. I think it just means I need a new song each time I bat. The season has not yet started and I am already a pampered super-star baseball player.