Los Angeles Dodgers walk-up songs had a different feel for their series finale against the Miami Marlins, as player wives and significant others submitted their choices to coincide with celebration of Women’s Day at Dodger Stadium.
Moments before the Dodgers shared details of the change in walk-up songs on social media, Ryan Pepiot ran out to the mound as “What Dreams Are Made Of” from “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” played throughout Dodger Stadium. When Craig Kimbrel entered to “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel from Disney’s “Frozen,” fans sang along to the chorus.
“You know what, I liked them all. It was interesting, because when Ryan took the mound, I was really disappointed in his walkout song,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after his team’s 10-3 win that completed a series sweep.
“Then when I learned that the story behind it, it made more sense and I was just fine with it. But from all the guys, there’s a little bit more information that I got from these guys and their significant others. It was a lot of fun and I guess it worked.
“We threw out a lot of our hits and a lot of runs, so we might have to run that one back.”
In honor of Women’s Day at Dodger Stadium, the Dodger players will have different walk-up songs as chosen by their significant others. pic.twitter.com/6S1QqrjXvs
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2022
Freddie Freeman and Will Smith tied for the game high with three hits each. Chelsea Freeman and Cara Smith each picked Shania Twain’s smash hit, “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” as the walk-up song for their respective husbands.
“I might have to,” answered Will Smith when asked if he was going to keep the new walk-up song. “Everyone might have to.”
Mookie Betts was the first Dodgers position player who had his wife’s song played, which Brianna Betts settled on “Big Energy Remix” by Latto and Mariah Carey. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the win.
“That’s her jam, so I had an idea of what she was going to play,” Betts said. “I think it came out nice. I may keep it.”
Alberto, Gallo pick each other’s Dodgers walk-up song
A twist to the new Dodgers songs for players was Hanser Alberto and Joey Gallo making submissions for one another.
Gallo’s was “I’m Real Remix” by J. Lo and Ja Rule, and Alberto’s song was “Conga” by Gloria Estefan.
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