Everyone wants a piece of Gordon Beckham. And by everyone, I mean, of course, the throngs of Chicago women wearing his T-shirt jersey and his fellow big leaguers who are copping his swoon-worthy at-bat music.
It's not like Beckham struts to the plate to "Enter Sandman" or "Hell's Bells," like the dominant closers of the era, or even to a five-second clip from some flavor-of-the-week rap. Beckham's choice: "Your Love," by The Outfield. You know the one:
"Josie's on a vacation far away
Come around and talk it over
So many things that I wanna say
You know I like my girls a little bit older
I just wanna use your love tonight
I don't wanna lose your love tonight"
Try getting it out of your head. I dare you. It's impossible.
Just ask other major leaguers. Kelly Johnson, on the Braves, recently switched to The Outfield after earning a blessing from Beckham, who, apparently, owns the MLB rights to the song. (If song-granting permission is anything like the art of swapping jersey numbers, Beckham could have earned some serious swag from Johnson. Like Outfield concert tickets, or something.) Rumor has it Eric Byrnes also uses "Your Love," but he never talked with Rabbi Beckham, who assured reporters that "he was going to investigate."
With such a heinous crime unsolved, there's only one thing to do: I-Team, assemble!