Coors Field: The Five Best Things About Colorado’s Home Field
5. Charlie Blackmon‘s Walk-Up Song
Stalnaker: I wonder if Blackmon knew what a moment he was creating when he picked “Your Love” by The Outfield a couple of years ago. In any case, one of my favorite things about Coors Field right now is when the entire crowd croons “toniiiiiight” as the song fades out. The lyrics are not especially kid-appropriate, but you get the sense the kids have no idea what they’re singing anyway. Bravo, Chuck.
Henry: Pardon the pun, but I am right in tune with Michelle on this one. We might not agree on much sometimes in Colorado, but we can certainly all agree that we simply have to finish the lyrics to Chuck Nazty’s walk-up song when it trails off.
If you don’t think walk-up songs set a mood or a tone, I’ll harken back to a night when the Rockies were playing the San Francisco Giants and Tyler Chatwood was on the mound. When Chatwood took his turn at the plate, “Careless Whisper” from George Michael blared over the loudpseakers. The Twitter universe exploded as did the press box with people wondering what was going on with that song choice. There was also quite the debate over whether it was a George Michael song or came from the Wham! days.
Yes, these are the critical moments of a baseball game and seem to draw as much conversation as a great diving catch by Carlos Gonzalez.