There is a certain atmosphere that comes along with attending a MLB game. Sure, you can watch the game on television, and depending on where your seats are you may actually be able to watch the game on TV better than you can in person.
You simply can't experience the feeling of thousands of cheering fans and all the little things that come along with attending a game.
One such little thing, for many teams at least, is the team's theme song. Be it before the game, during an important rally, or after a victory, many teams have a particular song that is synonymous with their team.
What follows are the 10 best team theme songs in baseball history. Many of them are recent, as my baseball knowledge only goes back so far, so I look forward to your suggestions.
Played before every home game as the scoreboard runs through Angels history, this song has become as much a part of an Angels game as the Rally Monkey has.
If only there was a way for the team to incorporate "thunder sticks" into the song, then they would really be onto something.
While the Blue Jays may not pack the house every night anymore, they do still have a pretty catchy theme song.
"OK Blue Jays" was originally released in 1983, but it's still played during the seventh inning of home games and was a surprisingly popular song when it first came out, as the single sold over 50,000 copies, making it a certified gold single.
For the sake of the list, we will call this the White Sox theme song, but this is among the most generic sports theme songs of all, and it's lyrics embody exactly what it means to stick by your team during a pennant race.
Most recently, the Dodgers adopted the song during a tight division race with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008. However, the White Sox won a World Series while claiming this song, so they can stake claim here.
Also known as the "Beer Barrel Polka," this song has become part of the mid game spectacle that is Miller Park.
While the sausage race no doubt gets a bit more attention, "Roll Out The Barrel" is just as much of a Brewers tradition, and you would be hard pressed to find a Brewers fan that can't recite the lyrics.
This song was written at the request of WGN in 1981 by lifelong Cubs fan Steve Goodman. However, the song really gained popularity in 1984 as the Cubs made their postseason run.
After giving way to a bevy of other songs, "Go Cubs Go" is back and has been since 2007 when it became the Cubs official victory song. It is now played after all Cubs home wins, and is the definition of crowd involvement.
While most baseball fans know "Tessie" as the song by Dropkick Murphys that became the theme song for the Red Sox during their World Series run in 2004 there is actually much more history to the song.
The Dropkick Murphys version is actually a recounting of the song "Tessie" from a 1902 Broadway play called "The Silver Slipper."
That original song was the rally song for the 1903 World Series Champion Boston Americans.
This one is a bit of a stretch, but bear with me here. It originally started at Florida State University where the Seminoles fans continued a band melody known as "Massacre" after the band stopped playing.
When former Seminoles football player Deion Sanders came to play for the Braves, the chop came with him and it has been Braves tradition ever since.
So while it is not technically a theme song, it is played at every home game, and encourages fans to "sing along" and participate so for the sake of this list, we'll call it a theme song.
This is clearly an example of a song that was written specifically for the team as opposed to adopted from pop culture. Nonetheless, it has stood the test of time and is still used as the team's theme song.
The original version of the song was written in 1961, and was "modernized" in 1984 as well as in 2008. However, last season, the Mets went back to playing the original version.
The Yankees may have a deeper tradition and history than any other team in baseball, and their theme song is no different, as it has been a staple with the team since 1967.
"Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys was the team's theme song last season during their World Series run, but "Here Come The Yankees" has stood the test of time and will no doubt return as the team's song at some point.
No one song has become more linked to a team than we are family was with the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.
This song defined what it meant to be a theme song, as the players and fans alike rallied around the disco hit, and even today the team and the song still go hand in hand for any baseball fan that was around in 1979.