WASHINGTON, D.C -- On Monday afternoon, the Nationals opened the 2017 season at home against the Miami Marlins.
Much of the roster from the 2016 N.L. East championship roster remains, but batting second was Adam Eaton, who the team acquired from the White Sox this offseason.
Eaton is a versatile outfielder with a strong bat and is a quality outfielder. We learned a bit more about Eaton early on in the game, and Nationals fans -- primarily ones in the 21-40 age range -- will love him.
When Eaton made his way to the batter's box for the first time in a Nationals' uniform, the PA system hit the iconic 1990's R&B hit "No Diggity" by Blackstreet played.
Eaton does, indeed, go with No Diggity as his walk-up song, as previously reported.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) April 3, 2017
Adan Eaton strolls to the plate with a little Blackstreet "No Diggity". I kinda like it. @RobWoodfork— George Wallace (@GWallaceWTOP) April 3, 2017
Walk-up music is one of the most important elements of player preparation and entertainment. While it's not exactly "Eye of the Tiger" or "Final Countdown" there are not many 90's era songs better than "No Diggity."
You can try to find better ones but you will ultimately fail. It's that good, and so is Adam Eaton.