Giants Signature Song
The Giants are looking for a signature song to play after “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning. The Red Sox have “Sweet Caroline.” The Dodgers have “Don’t Stop Believing,” much to the annoyance of Steve Perry of Journey. He’s a huge Giants fan and would like nothing better than for the Giants to appropriate the song for themselves.
The team wants the fans to vote.
Here are the candidates so far:
Lights – Journey
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On – Jerry Lee Lewis
I Feel Good – James Brown
I asked some of the Giants players for their suggestions.
Manny Burriss tossed out “Luck Be a Lady” by Sinatra, figuring it went well with the post-game’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” by Tony Bennett.
Joe Martinez suggested “Hanging Around” by Counting Crows and “Hitchin’ a Ride” by Green Day. Tim Lincecum, who said he needed to think about it some more, offered up as a first thought “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel from the soundtrack of “Dirty Dancing.”
Your suggestions? And your criteria for the perfect seventh-inning song?
Before the game, the Consulate General of Colombia in San Francisco visited with countryman Edgar Renteria by the Giants dugout. Jose Miguel Castiblanco Munoz has been in San Francisco two years but had never attended a game at AT&T Park. But Renteria is one of the biggest sports stars in Colombia, he said. “I really wanted to meet him,” Munoz said.