Last night was a landmark moment in the history of Rays Index. Three weeks ago we called on the Tampa Bay Rays to institute the use of “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes as a late-inning rally song to pump up the crowd.

According to numerous comments and emails, last night the Rays used the song during Red Sox pitching changes at least once and possibly twice.

So we went to the video tape. And sure enough, as the Rays broadcast comes back from commercial during a pitching change in the 8th inning, we heard the unmistakable riff of Jack White’s semi-acoustic guitar.

The song is already popular at many European soccer events. Watch the following video and imagine how intimidating the Trop would be with 36,000 fans chanting in unison inside an enclosed dome…

The Rays are in first place with a chance to lock up their first-ever playoff spot. Just imagine how the Trop will rock in the playoffs once the fans catch on to the rhythm chanting of this song. We have never been more proud to be a member of THE RAYSHEAD ARMY.

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5 Comments

  1. kyle says:

    36,000 people pumping their fists in unison is a thing of beauty.

    Welcome the the Pit!!!!

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  2. Tommy says:

    Can we use the Chris Cornell version?

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  3. The Professor says:

    Gotta admit. i usually hate covers, but I will let Chris Cornell cover anything and i love his cover of Seven Nation Army

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  4. Tommy says:

    Same here, I think a Chris Cornell cover of "Feel The Heat" would even sound good to me.

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  5. steve-o1285 says:

    I'm all for the idea, but 36,000? There will be too many morons ringing their damn cowbells to even notice the song is playing.

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