Are we having fun with the Zach McKinstry experience yet, Dodgers Nation? The rookie utility man has been a standout performer early in the season for LA with a batting average over .300 while being a key run producer for the club.
But none of that is as important as what comes next.
Zach looked to fans for help for something that’s more important than anything for any big league ballplayer… he needed a new walkup song for home games.
All kidding aside, McKinstry turned to social media for help choosing what he’ll walk out to at Dodger Stadium for this upcoming homestand against the Padres. And the choices were interesting to say the least.
Dodgers Nation: I need your help selecting my walk-up song for our next home stand. Vote now and comment with any other suggestions. #Dodgers
— Zach McKinstry (@ZachCMU) April 17, 2021
There were two Creed options. TWO!
Ultimately “Circles” by Post Malone won out in a landslide. While the write-in options had some quality choices including “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison (a play on return of the Zach). And at least one fan opted for “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin, so you could see that theme playing strong.
At any rate, an overwhelming 46.6% of vote went with Post Malone. Still, that doesn’t explain why there were two Creed options…
Well, McKinstry joined Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on MLB Inside Pitch earlier this week and explained why.
“In OKC, you don’t get very many fans. Creed was the guy that we went to for that energy. I’ve tried to bring it with me.”
Like, I get it. That’s a solid explanation there and if it worked, it worked. But this is the show now, Zach. The big leagues. We gotta do better than Creed!
All thoughts are my own.