For bullpen pitchers, the song remains the same tedium followed by rapid intensity.
They arrive at the ballpark at 1 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. start. They eat, play cards, complete the daily throwing program and shag balls during batting practice. Maybe they'll eat again, followed by a refreshing shower.
Fifteen minutes before the first pitch, like a small herd of cows, they amble to the bullpen and focus.
"Eating is a big part of the program," said Salt Lake reliever Matt Meyer with a chuckle prior to the Bees' 8-5 loss to Fresno, their third straight, at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
"If you aren't pitching that day, the guy next to you might so you get locked into the game and try to be as focused as everyone else," said Ryan Brasier, Salt Lake's leader with eight saves.
But every day, the eight pitchers who make up the Bees bullpen prepare each day as if they will take the mound.
Meyer's tongue-in-cheek eating comment belied the pressure facing any reliever. Days earlier, Meyer stormed angrily off the mound following an unsuccessful outing.
The key to success is a short memory.
"I was missing my spots, not getting ahead of hitters," Meyers said. "Hopefully, I'll get back in there today and leave with a better taste in my mouth."
Relief pitching is a waiting game of uncertainty, sunflower seeds and bonding.
"You hang out together for nine innings for 144 games, you get to know everyone's personality," Meyer said. "You know when to leave them alone, when to mess with them."
There is, though, one rule that applies to all bullpen brothers.
"If you have bad outing, as soon as you leave clubhouse that night you have to wipe it out and go home and get ready for the next day," Brasier said.
Storylines Fresno 8, Salt Lake 5
R Salt Lake's Kole Calhoun's two-run single in the fifth raises his average with runners in scoring position to .423.
• Chris Dominguez drives in three runs for Fresno.
• The Bees drop their third straight game after winning five in a row.