RailRiders Playlist: Joe Mantiply keeps it on shuffle

By DJ Eberle - [email protected] | August 26th, 2017 9:02 pm

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.

Joe Mantiply


Danville, Va.

Who plays the best music? I’d like to think myself. I do. Mason (Williams’) is the guy that plays most of the music, but I like to play a little bit of everything. A little bit of country, a little bit of hip-hop and just try to fit everybody’s needs.

What’s your pregame playlist? I just put it on my Spotify and put it on shuffle and just let it ride. If I like the song I stick with it. If not, I just change it.

What’s your walk-up song? I’ve never had one. I think when I was in Detroit they played an Eminem song. That was pretty cool. But other than that, I don’t really have a preference.

Who has a walk-up song that sticks out? Cito (Culver) has my favorite song (“Through the Late Night” by Travis Scott and Kid Cudi). That would probably be my pick. I love the song that he has.


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