Some of the diehard fans asked questions this season about what song Jason Grilli will come out to and what his entrance video will look like.
Joel Hanrahan always had a great one. Being from Iowa, Hanrahan ran out to the mound to the song “Before I Forget,” by the Iowa rock band, Slipknot. It got the fans going, and was always a pretty sweet video.
A few other recent closers had some “interesting” ones. Matt Capps claimed he was a “big bull rider,” and well, Octavio Dotel’s was in a different language.
In recent years, I understand that Grilli used the song “Welcome to the Jungle,” by Guns N’ Roses while pitching with the Detroit Tigers. I’m glad he chose a different song this season, because “Welcome to the Jungle” earns an F in the originality column.
Grilli’s video made it’s debut Wednesday night before his first outing of the season with the Pirates. A lot of fans knew he was a big Pearl Jam fan, so he decided to go with the song “Whipping,” by Pearl Jam. It wasn’t bad. The song isn’t as good as Hanrahan’s, and I liked Hanrahan’s video a lot more, but this one still got me fired up. The shots of Grilli with an actual grilled cheese in a pan were pretty good, and that was the best part of the entrance video for me.
So enough with me talking, and take a look at Grilli’s new video. My phone doesn’t record the best videos, and hopefully you guys are able to watch it fine.
When it’s all said and done, it’s only a video. A big deal shouldn’t be made about what’s on the scoreboard when a closer runs out to the mound, but I, and I’m sure the rest of the fans, am hoping we see this video a lot this season at PNC Park.