Sometimes, a certain song can get an athlete going in the right direction.
Kimbrel, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox before the start of the 2022 season in exchange for outfielder AJ Pollock, hasn’t exactly been his old dominant self, posting a 3.88 ERA over 51 appearances this season.
But since August 21, he has yet to allow a hit or an earned run in six appearances.
What could be the cause of that you ask?
Well, since then, Kimbrel has changed his walkout song to “Let It Go” from the famous movie “Frozen,” and it appears to be working wonders.
Since Craig Kimbrel first used "Let It Go" as his walk-in music on Aug. 21, he hasn't allowed a hit in six appearances, and he has a 0.00 ERA.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 7, 2022
Let It Go
This may end up taking the cake for the coolest walkout song.
While the world was focusing on the song “Narco,” which plays every time New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz enters a ballgame, Kimbrel decided to create an iconic entrance of his own by choosing “Let It Go” as his walkout song.
It’s a song that was all the rage when the movie “Frozen” came out back in 2014.
People loved it.
Since then, it doesn’t appear that it’s lost its touch at all, and it appears to be working wonders for Kimbrel, who has been nothing short of dominant ever since making it his walkout song.
Now, it’s a trend that everybody seems to be on board with.
No, it doesn’t feature that epic trumpet solo from Timmy Trumpet, but it does have that iconic feel to it, and it seems to have allowed Kimbrel to get back to his usual dominant self.
We’ll see if he can keep his run going with the song.