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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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TODD JONES

Marlins

27 saves, 1.15 ERA

Glory Defined, by Building 429

WHEN he closed in Detroit from 1997 through 2001, Jones walked out to the Counting Crows' Mr. Jones. When he came to Florida in '05, he switched to the Christian rock group. "I figure I have a 30-second platform," says the churchgoing righty. "I might as well take advantage of it."

DUSTIN HERMANSON

White Sox

30 saves, 1.76 ERA

Back in Black, by AC/DC

HERMANSON, in his first season with Chicago, says he chose the 1980 headbangers' anthem because of the black caps and uniforms the Sox sport at U.S. Cellular Field. He swears the song has little effect on his mind-set. "I'm already pumped up," he explains. "If I needed music to do that, I'd be in trouble."

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