Thursday, September 03, 2009

Getting Jiggy with Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard recently took some time to answer some asinine questions for ESPN about music. Ryan, dig into the iPod, what are your top five songs and artists?

Howard: Right now with the top five in my iPod have to go with the Jay-Z, the DOA ... I also have to go with this new one it's called Young Problemz, it's called "Boi." I don't know this one, can you sing it?

Howard: It's from the Dirty South. I can't really do it. It's just ... you gotta hear it. At-bat music, how much thought do you put into it?

Howard: For me, it's more about a lot of the beat when you go up there because it's something that's going to instantly get you locked in, gets you hyped up, feeling good when you walk up to the plate. What song do you think gets people in the crowd most hyped up?

Right now? ... Right now we've got some stuff taking place off-scene over here, my compadre young Jimmy Rollins off-camera over here trying to say that I got all of his music gets it going. But he's got some pretty good music that he comes up to. He's got a nice little diversified array of music. First concert you ever went to, think way back.

Oh, man, that's easy. First concert I ever went to was Busta Rhymes-Bone Thugs-n-Harmony concert. That was back in the day. That was a nice little concert full of energy right there. Take your pick, Keri Hilson or Rihanna?

Howard: I'm gonna go Keri Hilson. Kanye [West] or Lil Wayne?

I may have to go with Wayne right now just because anything that he touches is automatic fire right now. "American Idol," if you're on the show what song would get you to Hollywood?

Howard: I would have to probably go with Prince, "(When) Doves Cry" (laughs).

Brett Myers will be activated tomorrow for the start of the Houston series. Per Todd Zolecki's Twitter, Shane Victorino will be sporting one of those massive dome anti-concussion helmets tonight.



Lake Fred said...

Nice post. Me & my man Howard share nothing in common musically.

Shane's gonna look stupid wearing the bulbous head helmet.

GM-Carson said...

Worst part about the new big helmet for Vic, it won't be double-ear-flapped. Guess he's through with channeling his inner Delino DeShields.

I hate R&B and Hip Hop any more. Give me some Wu Tang, Public Enemy, or Run DMC and I'm good to go though.

GM-Carson said...

Giants toothpick of a leadoff hitter takes Pedro deep on 1st over.

Lincecum mows Phils down in 6 pitches in the bottom of the 1st.

GM-Carson said...

No way that's true about Werth only being the 22nd player in Phils history with 30+ homeruns in a season. That's pathetic if they've only had that many.

I want the entire list.

GM-Carson said...

List of Phillies with 30+ homerun seasons:
1. Ryan Howard
2. Mike Schmidt
3. Jim Thome
4. Chuck Klein
5. Cy Williams
6. Dick Allen
7. Greg Luzinski
8. Pat Burrell
9. Deron Johnson
10. Chase Utley
11. Johnny Callison
12. Stan Lopata
13. Lefty O'Doul
14. Bobby Abreu
15. Mike Lieberthal
16. Scott Rolen
17. Del Ennis
18. Don Hurst
19. Jimmy Rollins
20. Benito Santiago
21. Willie Montanez
22. Jayson Werth

GM-Carson said...

I'm going on record and saying it now, horrible managing by Manuel in the 7th. Before the game it was stated that they wanted Pedro to go between 100-120 pitches. He's been brilliant through 7 innings, throwing only 87 pitches. Yet, Manuel lifts him for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th so we can go to Madson and Lidge. Horrible, let Pedro pitch!

Dr. Steve said...

Man, Lidge... he got two quick outs, and the third out went just under Utley's glove. But then he seemingly lost it.

*sigh* He is so close to being back.

GM-Carson said...

If you would have told me the Phils win this series by only scoring 3 runs, I would have never believed you.