Any good filmmaker will tell you that the score of a film can change the whole tenor of a movie. That's by no means lost on the organist at the Atlanta Braves's SunTrust Park, Matthew Kaminski. And the man is using his powers for pure, unadulterated trollery.
On Monday, Kaminski treated Harper like a Sith, belting out a version of "The Imperial March" from Star Wars to, uh, arguable effect:
Then, on Tuesday, Kaminski welcomed Harper with the Wicked Witch of the West's theme song from The Wizard of Oz—but had a couple of other tricks up his sleeves that might hit a little closer to home than a space fight epic and a Kansas-based fantasy. He wanted to go for blood.
Both yesterday and in his second at-bat today, Kaminski hit the pending free agent with "Go Cubs Go," which Chicago plays after every Cubs win.
A nice little nod to Harper and his Nationals bowing out of the NLDS in Game 5 last year—not to mention that the Cubs are considered one of the few teams vying for Harper's services when (if?) he hits free agency after the season. A nice little two-birds, one-stone bit of trolling.
Kaminski switched it up a little for Harper's first at-bat today, however, when he went with "New York, New York," which the New York Yankees—another suitor when free agency hits—play whenever they put a W in the column themselves:
This would all seem a little more innocent had he just come up with those trolls on the spur of the moment:
But now that we know that Kaminski is premeditating his trolls, it just feels a tad bit criminal.