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Music to Close By
August 29, 2005
Like boxers, these relievers insist on marching out to special tunes
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August 29, 2005

Music To Close By

Like boxers, these relievers insist on marching out to special tunes

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BILLY WAGNER

Phillies

30 saves, 1.68 ERA

Enter Sandman, by Metallica

WAGNER and the Yankees' Mariano Rivera use this one. "My first couple of years in Houston, they played The Fireman, by George Strait," says Wagner, who was with the Astros from 1996 through 2003. " Jeff Bagwell hated it and picked this one. Now a lot of people call me Sandman."

JASON ISRINGHAUSEN

Cardinals

32 saves, 1.88 ERA

Black, by Sevendust

HE'S unhappy with how little of the 1997 rock song Busch Stadium operators play when he comes in. "Maybe three seconds of it," he gripes. "They'd rather do the attendance quiz [on the scoreboard]." Maybe the Cards should heed his complaints: Izzy has saved more that twice as many games on the road as at home this year.

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