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Ben Zobrist's at-bat music is a song called "The Tree," a Christian rock anthem by an artist who has been compared to — drumroll, please — Imogen Heap and Bjork. The artist describes the song as one "which breathes the imagery of God's sacrifice, speaks to the fact that, 'we are deserving of the wrath of the Almighty God, and He out of His mere good pleasure, delivered us from the way of thinking that our own goodness could justify us before Him.'" Got that?

But don't think too poorly of Zobrist's music taste. He's pretty much obligated to use the song, because his wife, Julianna Zobrist, is the singer.

"As soon as she put the CD out, I knew it was something I wanted to do," Ben said.

"I was so thrilled that he did," Julianna said. "It's hard to compete with all the great artists out there."


Good boy, Ben. Good boy.

Meet Julianna Zobrist, the Rays' rising pop star wife [Soundcheck]
Julianna Zobrist [MySpace]


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