It's a complete unknown how the A's will fare against the Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game, but we have a good guess how Mark Canha feels going to the postseason for the first time.
Like a Rolling Stone.
The classic Bob Dylan song has followed the A's outfielder to the plate this season, and he's not turning back from it. One A's fan randomly used a NBC Sports Bay Area tweet to criticize Canha's walk-up song choice, prompting the slugger to defend his choice of music.
It's been about 50/50 with the public opinion on my walkout this year 🤷♂️I'll say this my walkout song is for me. Don't hold your breath cuz I'm not changing it.— Mark Canha (@outtadapakmark) September 25, 2018
The song has worked this season, too. Canha, 29, has hit a career-high 17 home runs this season, and his .326 on-base percentage and .450 slugging percentage also are career bests.
As a pinch-hitter, the ball's been Blowin' in the Wind for Canha to the tune of two home runs and a .385 batting average.
Everyone thought the A's were bound to fall, but the Times They Are A-Changin' in Oakland. As for Canha and his song choice, we have one message: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.