HOUSTON -- As ‘We Are the World’ blared over the clubhouse speakers on Monday night, White Sox manager Robin Ventura just shook his head.
He quickly clarified he wasn’t the evening’s deejay after the White Sox closed out a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros to avert a four-game sweep.
As is the custom in most clubhouses, the White Sox play victory music after every win.
Monday’s selections -- with team captain Paul Konerko at the helm -- included Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror,’ Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly’s duet from ‘Boogie Nights,’ entitled ‘Feel My Heat.'
The selections, particularly Wahlberg and Reilly’s off-key rock song, are a vast departure from the normal fare of hip-hop and top-40 hits.
“We went off the wall tonight,” Sale said. “Change it up a little bit.”
Jesse Crain, who tied a franchise record with his 27th straight scoreless appearance, hopes to hear a soundtrack that had players in laughter more often because it’d ultimately means he’d hear his name associated with fewer potential trades.
“Obviously we need to turn things around and start winning,” Crain said. “Hopefully listen to this winning music more often.”