Sooner Or Later, God’ll Cut You Down
With the baseball playoffs upon us, last week Little By Listen reviewed the St. Louis Cardinals’ “walk-up music,” that is, the songs that the players choose to have played when they are coming up to bat in their home ballpark. (I will note for the record that anonymous dude for years denied that players had any say in such selections, but I assume he has since abandoned that idiotic position.)
In any event, the whole list is well worth reading (and for the most part listening to, with the obvious exception of Shane Robinson’s selection, which LxL referred to as sounding like a “big plate of feces” — which itself raises questions, but I digress), but one choice jumped out at me.
Apparently Lance Berkman has been walking up to bat to Johnny Cash. Which is awesome in its own right, but the selection by the Man in Black Lance chose was “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.” That is some dark ass shit to be throwing up there at a baseball game. Not least because Berkman is perennially injured and in the twilight of his great career. But great choice, no doubt (as opposed to, say, Raúl Ibañez, who apparently has been walking up to Rush).