Chris Jaffe of Hardball Times put together a list of theme songs for all 30 teams.
He absolutely hit it out of the park in selecting the theme song for the best team in baseball:
Tampa Bay Devil Rays: “Movin’ Right Along” by the Muppets. It’s an odd choice, but it’s one I stand behind. “Movin’ Right Along” is an upbeat little ditty sung by two upstarts hoping to leave their mark on a world that expects nothing from them. Yup, that’s Tampa.
It’s a match made in heaven — the Muppets are unique, awesome, unbeatable. Just like our Devil Rays.
Inspired, I’ve attempted to match Muppets and Devil Rays with nearly our entire 40-man roster. Thus the two parter — today you’ll get the pitchers, coaches and media; tomorrow the position players.
Movin’ right along….
KERMIT THE FROG is Scott Kazmir
RIZZO THE RAT is The Master Of The Modified Circle Change James Shields
SAM THE EAGLE is Matt Garza
SCOOTER is Andy Sonnanstine
LINK HOGTHROB is “The International Man of Awesome” Edwin Jackson
ROBIN THE FROG is David Price
DR TEETH is Troy Percival
FLOYD PEPPER is Trever Miller
TATOOEY RAT is J.P. Howell
THE SWEDISH CHEF is Grant Balfour
STATLER and WALDORF are Dan Wheeler and Chad Bradford
LEW ZEALAND is Jason Hammel
SHAKEY SANCHEZ is Juan Salas
JIM HENSON is Manager “Coach Joe” Maddon
DR. JULIUS STRANGEPORK is Don Zimmer
LOUIS KAZAGGER is Todd Kalas
Hope you found that both educational and entertaining. Of course, we’ve left the very best for last, so come back tomorrow to see which Muppets will play your favorite Devil Rays position players.
In the meantime, you can feed your insatiable Muppet cravings at the Muppet Wiki, and see if you can guess some of tomorrow’s pairings. What else are you going to do on the last scheduled off day of the season for our beloved Devil Rays?