Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
J.J. Putz has yet to throw a single pitch for the White Sox, but when he does, especially at US. Cellular Field, heres hoping he delivers it with a Razors Edge.
Yep, thats the grand prize winner of the J.J. Putz Song Contest: The Razors Edge by ACDC. J.J. is clearly a big fan of the Australian heavy metal band since his original song was Thunderstruck from the Razors Edge album.
The Sox Drawer inbox was flooded this week with hundreds of song ideas. Putz had narrowed it down to a select few. Knights of Cydonia by Muse was one song near the top. So were a few by Metallica. Actually, I think every song Metallica has ever recorded was suggested to J.J.
But as he put it in the Sox Drawer Innerview which you can click on the right, Once I heard Razors Edge...it was done.
There are two winners here. One is a guy by the name of Steve Cooper.
The other person is still a mystery since all heshe provided was an email address. Were still waiting for a reply. Bueller? Bueller? J.J. has decided to give both of them 4 tickets to any White Sox game this season. Congrats!
The Razors Edge might have been the winner of the contest, but considering the wide-ranging list of songs we received, I have decided to hand out my own awards:
The Most Popular Song Award: No contest. Hells Bells by ACDC. How about some originality people!
The Strangest Song Award: Well, this was definitely original, but a little strange. Sent in by Howard, who wrote:
I think that in honor of J.J.s birthday being on February 22nd, then an appropriate selection would be the theme from the old television sitcom Room 222.
Howard, I appreciate old TV sitcoms like the rest of them. Someone also sent in the theme song for Good Times, because of J.J. Walker. DYNO-MITE! But if Putz took the field to Room 222 night after night, he would not survive the season. That is unless he chose one of these:
The Are You Kidding Me? Award: (a tie) How Do I Live Without You by Leann Rimes and You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.
The BestWorst Email Award: Rich, this is for you.
As soon as the bullpen opens, the fans hear the theme song from the movie Jaws! J.J. is not coming out of the bullpen, hes coming out of the Shark Pen! Im sure that when the opposing batters hear the theme from Jaws, it will scare the &@ out of them knowing that J.J. is coming out to devour them!
I shared this email with J.J. His response? Ummmno. But Rich, I like the creativity!
The He Almost Went For It Award: "Hail to the Victors". A couple of you sent in the fight song for the University of Michigan, J.J.s alma mater. Believe it or not, Putz strongly considered it, but said I just couldnt do it to the people of Chicago. J.J., thank you.
The You Had Me At Hello Award: There were a few songs that simply by their title had absolutely no chance. For instance, if youre a reliever coming into the game in the late innings, would you really want to hear Walk This Way by Aerosmith or Walk by Pantera? How about Im a Loser by Motorhead? We got all three of these.
The Honorary Ralph Macchio Award: For Youre the Best (Around) from the movie Karate Kid. I dont know about you, but I havent been the same since Daniel LaRusso knocked out Johnny Lawrence with the "Crane Kick."
The If It Was Up To Me Award: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. But thats just me.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the contest. Razors Edge might have been the victor, but hey...youre all winners!