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5/16/07-Tyler

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-n-Roll, A Whole Lot of Hip-Hop

Every hero has their theme music.

" 'Bad to the Bone' by George Thurgood," said Apache pitcher, Michael Wilson.

" 'Suavamente' by Elvis Crespo," shortstop Jose Molina said.

"'Coming Undone' by Korn," Bud Kidder said.

Whether they are a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll or a whole lot of hip hop, an at bat song is all about what gets the players going.

"It energizes you, you are ready to go up there and get a hit," Molina said.

"I get real in focus," Kidder added.

"It's just something to get me in the zone to hit," Clint Stroud said.

Unlike other school's where the teammates pick the songs for the players, the Apaches get their own choice. So, what's the meaning behind the music?

"The title 'Bad to the Bone' just makes me feel like I need to go out there and be bad to the bone," Wilson said.

Jose Molina used his family as inspiration. "My parents are from Mexico. (Suavamente) is Salsa music. I just thought it would go right with me."

With a bit of a generation gap between the players and their coach sometimes the meaning of the music is a little lost.

When asked if he liked Korn, John Groth replied, "I love sweet corn. I grew up in Minnesota. Sweet corn is one of my favorite foods in the summertime."

Everybody's favorite?

"The classic around here has been Jose's music," Coach Groth said.

"I actually want to dance with it but I can't because I'm in front of all these fans," Jose said.

"I don't know any of the words to it so that's what's even funnier for me," Wilson said.

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