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Who put this s--- on?

Clubhouse music is a rough mix

Updated: June 18, 2010, 10:34 AM ET
By Sam Alipour and Patrick Cain | ESPN The Magazine
What music do the LA Dodgers' players listen to? Read below.

This article appears in the June 28 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Bobby Cox has long had a policy: If music is to be played in the Braves' clubhouse, it's going to be played through headphones. Hard to argue with the rules of one of baseball's all-time winningest managers, but when it comes to locker room tunage, he's in the minority -- and, considering his team's recent postseason slump, he might want to reconsider the stance. Just listen to what propelled the Dodgers from playoff outsiders to two straight NLCS appearances. "When I got here in 2008, music wasn't allowed in the clubhouse before games," says LA third baseman Casey Blake. "That changed with Manny. And we started to win."


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Sam Alipour is a Senior Writer at ESPN Magazine and contributor to ESPN and ESPN.com. Contact him at sam.alipour@gmail.com and on Twitter.