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Many major leaguers take some time before each season to contemplate and then select a walk-up song to play each time they come to the plate -- the perfect song to get them pumped up and in the mood to hit.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ian Kennedy is not among them. He left the decision to someone else: team president and CEO Derrick Hall's 11-year-old daughter, Kylie.
Her pick? Popcountry sensation Taylor Swift's latest hit, "I Knew You Were Trouble."
In a league in which current hip-hop hits and classic rock favorites are the norm, Kennedy's music was bound to turn heads. It caught plenty of fans' attention on Twitter, where Hall confirmed the pick:
Yes, @dbacks ace Ian Kennedy asked my daughter Kylie to pick his at-bat music & she chose @taylorswift13 & her hit I Knew You Were Trouble! Derrick Hall (@DHallDbacks) April 2, 2013
Though the song didn't help Kennedy at the plate (he went 0 for 3), it likely isn't going anywhere given K...
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PHOENIX (AP) Ian Kennedy struck out eight in seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night.
Kennedy (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk.
St. Louis' Adam Wainwright (0-1) went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out six with no walks.
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