Let me paint this picture.
Forty-three thousand strong, emphatically waving their Padres towels for the onset of the coveted ninth inning drama. The lights turn off, and the stage is lit. The spotlight hones its attention toward the outfield fence, just behind center field, where the doors are set to open.
The euphoric sensation magnifies as the iconic ACDC lyrics of Hells Bells send the crowd into a feeding frenzy as the revered No. 51, Trevor Hoffman, approaches the field along with his signature jog.
The hype and charisma that the Padres garnered from the illustrious Hall of Fame career of Trevor Hoffman has resurrected, The dawn of a new era nears for the Padres.
Offseason tactic: In with the new and out with the old.
With new players, new uniforms, a new logo and a new GM, the Padres have significantly restructured their clubhouse across the board. Thus, new leadership roles have surfaced. The Padres have their sights set high this season and will attack on all cylinders in attempt to make ends meet.
Word of the season: stability. Traversing across position to position, up and down the board, the Padres are stacked. It isn't news that the Padres have one of the most deeply rooted farm systems in all of baseball. A handful of that talent has blossomed into key assets for the 2012 campaign.
I am here to rekindle that burning lust and solidify the hype that is Padres baseball.
I have attended to the realm of the music industry and individually labeled the starting nine players with song titles that best resemble themselves.
The songs will draw a parallel, highlighting their career, character and contributions to this year's ball club.
Without further ado, sit back, relax and let the lyrics speak while the mind listens.