As I was sitting in my seat during the Padres and Diamondbacks game on June 28th, I noticed a familiar tune blaring through the speakers as Chase Headley walked up to the plate.
I leaned over to Sac Bunt Chris and questioned if this was Headley’s new walk up music or if it was just a coincidence. Chris had no clue, so we waited for the next at bat and sure enough it was played again. And again. And again. All 4 times he came up to bat, it was played.
Once I got the awesomeness of the 1987 version of San Diego’s own Tawny Kitaen frolicking on top of cars out of my mind, I listened closely to the lyrics that were played when he came up:
An’ here I go again on my own
Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known,
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
An’ I’ve made up my mind
I ain’t wasting no more time
Perhaps he just really likes the song. Or perhaps there was more to it? Let’s dig in to those lyrics!
“here I go again” – It’s the trade deadline again and he knows his name is out there as a potential trade candidate.
“here I go again” vol 2 – His body is finally healed up and he knows that he’s about to go on a tear again. With a .462 average in July, perhaps he was right?
“I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time” – He’s saying see ya Padres, I’m not wasting my time with you anymore!
Today’s post has been brought to you by the desire to write about Tawny Kitaen and 80’s hair metal.