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BURGER BYTES: Auburn Baseball Walk-Out Songs

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AUBURN, AL -- One of the most popular traditions among Auburn baseball players, or any for that matter, is their walk-out song.

It's song that get played as the batter steps up to the plate at Plainsman Park.  It's such a big deal for the team that the list of songs is actually published on the team's web site.

"'I Got It' by Gorilla Zoe," shortstop Dan Glevenyak said.

"'California Life' by Tyga," first baseman Garrett Cooper added.

"My walk up song is 'I Knew You Were Trouble' by Taylor Swift," utility man Marshall Self admitted.

Clearly, a players walk-up song is an important decision - it could be based on where he's from, what he likes, or whatever else he has on his mind.

"[Taylor Swift] is really hot, that had a lot to do with my intro," Self said.

"The choices are by personality," Glevenyak said.  "If you grew up wanting to be a rockstar you pick something crazy like Led Zeppelin."

Hip-hop or rap songs seem to be the most popular picks on the team.

"I've always been a rap enthusiast," Cooper, a California native, said.  "I thought this year I would go back to my roots, something from California."

The walk-out song plays for 5-10 seconds.  But that tune could mean the difference between home run or a strike out.

"Everyone knows, you pick a song it will pump you up a little bit," Cooper said.  "It gives you the right mentality in the box.  It's nice."

But do players change their songs throughout the year? Not for Mitchell Self. He's standing by his woman.

"I don't believe in slumps," Self said.  "If Taylor Swift is not doing me well, I'll still stick with her."

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