TJ Connelly, The man who makes Fenway rock
BOSTON (WHDH) -- There are some songs that come to mind when fans think of the Red Sox: Shipping up to Boston by the Dropkick Murphys and Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond are probably top on that list.
The man behind the music has been playing those songs and more since 2008, his name is TJ Connelly.
Each player has a song that gets played when they take the plate or come in from the bullpen, but it’s the other music that makes the Connelly’s job different.
“It depends on the moment. If they score a big double I’ll hit a big sound,” he said.
Connelly isn’t just at the park to get the fans involved though, he’s the man responsible for making sure the players are pumped up too.
“The players mostly pick their own. This year’s biggest walk up song is Victorino,” Connelly said.
Some players pick their music because the song gets their adrenaline going, for other players it’s more personal.
“I’ll get a text from the dugout sometimes, which is really weird, and it’s Ortiz saying ‘play this today,’” Connelly said.
Connelly says his job simply rocks.
“It's a privilege to show up here every day,” he said.
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