Friday, April 22, 2016

A-Rod walks up to a different Prince song for each at-bat Thursday

There was no moment of silence or official recognition of Prince’s death at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, but the ballpark’s PA system and Alex Rodriguez did plenty to honor the legendary artist after he died at his Minnesota home earlier in the day.

A dozen of Prince’s songs played over the ballpark’s sound system during the game against the A's, beginning with “Let’s Go Crazy” shortly before the Yankees took the field. Other Prince songs including “1999,” “Batdance,” “Raspberry Beret” and “When Doves Cry” played in between innings.

And one  player did personally honor Prince. Alex Rodriguez used four of the Purple One's songs as his walk-up music for each at-bat.

A-Rod told reporters he used a different Prince song for each at-bat "as a tribute to one of the great legends."

Here is A-Rod's playlist:

First at-bat: Erotic City (instrumental only)
Second at-bat: Kiss
Third at-bat: Pop Life
Fourth at-bat: Alphabet Street

Earlier in the day, A-Rod tweeted out his own sadness at the music world's loss:
It definitely didn't feel like 1999 in the Bronx after A-Rod went 0-for-2 with two walks and the last place Yankees (5-9) lost once again.

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