If you walk into any baseball clubhouse or locker room at any level — professional, college or even high school — there’s a good chance music will be blasting out of someone’s speakers. It could be country, rock, hip-hop and rap, R&B, reggae or Latin music.
The same can be said as teams go through their pre-game workouts or players walk up to the plate or out of the bullpen.
Music is everywhere in baseball and it’s extremely diverse.
Each week we’ll take a look at how music influences each player’s game.
Who plays the best music? I think Mason (Williams) takes the cake on that one. He has a good taste in music. (Wilkin Castillo) does a good job, Ernesto (Frieri) does a good job, but I think Mason does the best.
What’s your pregame playlist? I don’t really have one. I just kind of randomize things. Put it on shuffle and if I don’t like it I’ll switch it. I don’t really have a certain song.
What’s your walk-up song? Right now I have “Goosebumps” by Travis Scott. I just like the beat. I don’t really find lyrics to pump me up. I just like the beat.
Who has the oddest walk-up song? Michael O’Neill had a bad one last year (in Double-A Trenton), but I can’t think of anyone here.