With news of Prince's death earlier Thursday, it's not too much of a surprise that his music would be featured even more than usual at major league ballparks.
First, there was the clubhouse celebration by Prince's hometown team, the Minnesota Twins, after their road win in Milwaukee just a couple of hours after the news broke.
Twins win. This one is for Prince!! Little Red Corvette blaring in clubhouse. #ripprince— Brian Dozier (@BrianDozier) April 21, 2016
Later in the evening, a handful of players changed their walk-up music to Prince songs, including the Reds' Brandon Phillips, the Orioles' Adam Jones, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and the Rangers' Bryan Holaday.
.@DatDudeBP chose Prince's Purple Rain as tonight's second-inning walkup music.— Reds Media Relations (@RedsPR) April 21, 2016
One Yankee paying his respects to Prince is Alex Rodriguez. For each of his at-bats, he has used a Prince song... https://t.co/pkd6NHaiGM— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) April 22, 2016
.@jbholaday breaks out Little Red Corvette for his walk-up music, to applause from the Globe Life Park crowd. He singled.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) April 22, 2016