Warming up is a very important part of everyday life. It is vital to do so, to not go into anything cold, without being fully prepared for what you’re about to experience. Take going for a run for example. If you don’t do some key stretches, make sure your leg muscles are ready for what you’re about to put them through, there is a high risk of causing injury. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for a 5km run or a full marathon, without warming up first is likely to do you some inconvenient damage.
The same is applicable to pretty much every sportsperson. You wouldn’t see Tom Brady walk onto a football field completely cold, without having chucked a few warm-up throws first. Because if this did happen, his coach would most likely start yelling at him immediately, because he could risk pulling something in that famous right arm of this (though to be fair he’s shown he is more than capable of throwing with his left too).
The same thing applies to soccer players, especially goalkeepers. For around 30 to 45 minutes before the kick-off, the keeper will have shots fired at him from the coaching staff, to make sure he is fully prepared for what is about to happen. If he hasn’t warmed up, he might make a costly error that leads to the opponents scoring, which would make him look pretty bad indeed.
It isn’t just sport where this rule applies. Big famous comedians playing large arenas will often bring a warm-up act with them. Their job is to get the crowd going, throw a few funny jokes and one-liners at them, so by the time the main comedian is coming on to the stage, the crowd is all ready to go.
These arenas or stadiums hold tens of thousands of people, for comedy, music concerts, or of course, sports. Major League Baseball stadiums are of course best known for holding baseball games, where fans will be watching the games intently and looking for live MLB odds for their favourite teams, but the stadiums themselves hold a key part in the warm-up process, as the stadium announcer and PA system will be vital in playing the right sort of music, to get both the crowd and the home players warmed up and ready to go. In addition, playing intimidating music, such as heavy rock songs, can help cause an atmosphere that is uncomfortable for the away fans and players, which will hopefully affect them and put them off their game. Let’s have a look at some of the most famous rock songs that are used as warm-up music in the MLB.
Other popular rock choices are Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Man by Black Sabbath and Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. All of these bands and songs might be the sort of thing your dad rocks out to in the car, but they also work perfectly in a baseball stadium, getting the crowd exciting and making the other team scared of what is about to happen to them.