If you've been bewildered by the "controversy" involving the use of "Enter Sandman" as the closer's music for both Mariano Rivera and Billy Wagner, we're happy to direct you to a closer's music story that actually has some teeth.
You're Brian Fuentes, the sidearming lefthanded closer for the Colorado Rockies. It's opening night at Coors Field, and they're calling you in to keep the game tied. It's time to rock. The speakers rave up to crank your entrance music, spurring the crowd into a frenzy ... here we go ...
"Young man ... there's no need to feel down. "
"Oh, I heard it. I was waiting for my song to come on, then crickets. It was disappointing," Fuentes said before Wednesday's game. "There's definitely a big difference when you come in and it's 'YMCA' instead of my song being played loud. That gets the adrenaline going and the crowd into it."
Typically, Fuentes comes out to Staind's "For You." You know what? We'll take the Village People.
(UPDATE: You'll never believe the email we just received:
Being a fan, I've just read the piece, "Brian Fuentes' Curious Entrance Music".
Thanks for the vote of confidence:
"Typically, Fuentes comes out to Staind's "For You." You know what? We'll take the Village People."
I'll keep reading and y'all keep on listening..
And...keep up the great...I enjoy it.
Original Village People Cowboy."
No, really, it's really him. Somedays, this is the best job in the world.