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.
Huntington Beach, Cali.
Who plays the best music? I mean if it’s in terms of my own taste, probably myself. Because if I think about, nobody in here really likes the same music as me. Once (J.R.) Graham left, everybody doesn’t like the same stuff as me. Like hard rock, 80’s stuff. Anywhere from like the hair bands like Motley Crew and Def Leppard to 80’s Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. Stuff like that.
What’s your pregame playlist? Usually I just listen to whatever’s on my mind that day.
What’s your walk-up song? “Bark at the Moon” by Ozzie (Osborne). It’s just been my walkout for the last couple seasons. It’s been serving me well.
Who’s walk-up song sticks out on the team? I like how they give (Donovan) Solano heavy metal usually because he doesn’t like heavy metal at all.