The death of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell shook many people on Thursday, but especially those who came of age during the 1990s (which constitutes a large portion of pro athletes). Tributes poured in across social media, and one came from Athletics third baseman Trevor Plouffe.
Plouffe announced on Twitter he will change his walk-up music for Thursday night’s game against the Red Sox to honor Cornell, “so we can hear your voice blaring through the Coliseum speakers again.”
I'm shook right now. RIP Chris. I'm changing my walk-up music tonight so we can hear your voice blaring through the Coliseum speakers again. pic.twitter.com/xesLkGhTcf
— Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) May 18, 2017
Elsewhere in baseball, the Mariners will have a pregame moment of silence to pay tribute to Cornell, who grew up in Seattle and was a founder of the city’s grunge movement. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
Seattle lost a legend. Rest in peace, Chris Cornell.
— Mariners (@Mariners) May 18, 2017