If youre looking for a small insight into the Royals players, you can get it with the songs they choose to be played at the Kauffman Stadium when they come to bat or enter a game to pitch. And, yes, they can pick more than one song.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
To a lesser extent, you can learn something about them by the numbers they have. So I asked a few players about those choices:
On jersey No. 1
They told me I was going to be a special guy, Im going to be the first special guy. Nah, Im just kidding, Dyson said with a laugh. A lot of people ask me how I get that number. Its special. They said youre going to be No. 1. Go out and prove it to everyone. Thats it.
Youre coming up through the minors, you couldnt care less about your number. And when you get here you still couldnt care. You just want to perform. Thats the number youre not worried about. Its all the other numbers that everyone else is looking at.
His walk-up songs are: Ain't Worried About Nothin by French Montana and We Outchea by Ace Hood (featuring Lil Wayne)
It gets me going, Dyson said.
On jersey No. 7
I just got it when I came up last September. It has no meaning behind it. It was just a number that I picked."
His walk-up song is: Till I'm Gone by Tinie Tempah
One of my buddies from back home, I always keep him in charge of all my walk-up music, Lough said. He came up with that song. I had it in Omaha and I kept it here.
On jersey No. 43
It was just a number they gave me when I signed, Crow said. When I signed with the Royals, I was on the 40-man (roster) and they gave it to me. Its not really all that important. Its just a number.
On his walk-in song Antidote by Swedish House Mafia
I just like the song, Crow said. (Last year) it was Bangarang by Skrillek.
On jersey No. 6
I didnt pick it, Cain said. They gave it to me. I knew it was Willie Wilsons number. When I first got traded over here, I got a chance to meet him, hang out with him. He just said to represent his number well, and Ive been trying to do that. Like I said, I got a chance to hang out with him at spring training as well. Hes a great guy, great player as well.
On his walk-up songs Do Your Thang by P$C, Teach Me How To Dougie by Cali Swag District, and The Motto by Drake
Its a song that just gets you going, Cain said. Youve got to pick what you like. Its something that just gets you ready for that at-bat.
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