A bombshell dropped during last night’s Nationals/Reds game: Jayson Werth has dumped his walk-up music!

In the past, Werth has arrived at the plate to Kanye West‘s “Stronger“, Metallica‘s “Wherever I May Roam,” and Sammy Hagar‘s “Heavy Metal.”

But when he came up in the bottom of the fourth of the Nats’ win,  there were only the sounds of silence coming through the house PA.

And we’re not talkin’ the Simon and Garfunkel classic.

Play by play man Dave Jageler broke the news that Werth decided earlier this week to go au naturel, audiowise.

“He’s going old school,” said Jageler.

If by “old school,” Jageler means getting paid $20-something million to hit .220-something, then, yeah, let’s go with “old school”!

After Jageler’s intro, Werth popped up to the third baseman, dropping his average to .223 and earning another 30 large, the per-at-bat salary he’ll receive under his awesome free agent contract.

Wonder why Werth changed his musical routine. Maybe he’s superstitious and willing to try anything to turn this clunker of a season around.

Or perhaps the RIAA told Werth to drop all the tuneage, because until he starts earning his keep, no artist of note wants to be associated with him, kinda like what Tom Petty did with Michele Bachmann.

Would Hagar do that?

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