And the San Francisco Giants Oscar Nominations Are…

By Michael Saltzman
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It's safe to say Brandon Crawford was the Giants' MVP during the Miami Marlins series. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
It’s safe to say Brandon Crawford was the Giants’ MVP during the Miami Marlins series. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports) /

Best Song

It has become standard practice now in baseball for every player and every pitcher to have their own walk-up music. Instead of just a few closers or just a few hitters, there isn’t a single player that isn’t consulted on what they would like played in their home stadium upon entry into the game.

Many Giants fans are hoping Michael Morse can make the team out of spring training. Not only because fans loved his enthusiasm and joy for the game, but because the sellout crowds love singing A-Ha’s “Take on Me” when he comes to the plate.

And the Nominees for Best Song Are:

  • Brandon Crawford (Jungle by Andre Nickatina)
  • Derek Law (I Fought the Law by The Clash)
  • Javier Lopez (Humpty Dance by Digital Underground)
  • Hunter Pence (My Boo by Ghostown DJs)
  • Sergio Romo (El Mechon by Banda MS)

And the Winner Is:

Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo 

This is mostly a sentimental pick, as both pitchers are likely to be moving on to other organizations in 2017. Neither has been signed yet by another team, but the Giants seemed set to go into 2017 with their younger bullpen arms.

If this is the last time we hear the Humpty Dance or El Mechon at AT&T Park, it will be bittersweet and a little less fun to see a game live.

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Best Sound Mixing

For our final award, we are honoring Brandon Crawford for his incredible takeover of the walk-up music during the final home game of 2015. Crawford has long been the team’s resident DJ in the clubhouse, and his fantastically horrible taste in music has turned overplayed pop songs into hilarious fun.

The music choices were so popular with fans that there is a Spotify playlist of the songs he loves to play during batting practice and for each player on the team.

With the Giants fighting for their playoff lives on the final day of the season, it was not appropriate for Crawford to do another takeover this season.

However, if he had, he would have no doubt owned this category again. We are going to give our final award to Brandon Crawford as a lifetime achievement award for his perfect sound mixing at AT&T Park.

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