A few more 'hand claps' for the Rays
Here comes the bandwagon -- with the emphasis on the word band.
With the Tampa Bay Rays in their first ever World Series, tribute songs praising the hometown boys are popping up everywhere. And maybe it's playoff fever, but we're digging what we hear out there.
Just hit YouTube.com and search for Tampa Bay Rays. Here's a quick rundown of tribute songs we've heard lately.
IT'S ALL UP TO YOU (Kevin Costner and Modern West): "Crash Davis" loves his baseball cliches ("You got to swing for the fence. Give a hundred percent. Dust yourself off. Get up and do it again.") but Costner has been on board as a fan since his band helped introduce the team's new uniforms back in 2007. (LISTEN)
GO RAYS (Kevin K): It's Weezer meets Cheap Trick, with the obligatory cowbell between verses. "Carl Crawford, he's on third base. With a smile on his face. He's gonna steal home, standing tall. But B.J. Upton knocks it over the wall." Cheesy, contagious fun. (VIDEO)
IT'S OUR SEASON (Bay Boi, Big Gill and Cristol): "Let me give a hand clap for the Tampa Bay Rays." This is the rap song we want to hear blaring from every car radio in town four Rays victories from now. (VIDEO)
TALK OF THE TOWN (Che$co): A hip-hop love song to Tropicana Field ... to the tricked-out tune of a ballpark organ. (LISTEN)
FEEL THE HEAT RAYS (Living Under Venus): A metal anthem courtesy of a band in Calgary, Canada. (Guess that means we're all cool now on the 2004 Stanley Cup?) (LISTEN)