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Garrett Jones experiences big thrill, meets Metallica

MetallicaSAN FRANCISCO -- Garrett Jones said he experienced a major thrill Friday. But it had nothing to do with either his RBI single in the top of the ninth or his spectacular catch in foul territory for an out in the bottom of the inning.

No, it was meeting the members of Metallica before the heavy metal band played the national anthem.

Jones said he has used the group’s hit, “Whiskey In The Jar,” as his walkup song ever since he was in the low minors.

“It was like a little kid in a candy store-type moment for me,” Jones said. “My brain wasn’t functioning as well as it should when you meet people you’ve always wanted to meet. I was kind of at a loss for words for a while. But they’re baseball fans, so that always helps.”

Jones was photographed with band members in their dressing room and had them sign a bat for him.