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 Kennedy's performance in the D-back...