RailRiders Playlist: Billy McKinney just taking it all in

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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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.

Billy McKinney


Dallas, Texas

Who plays the best music? I’d have to probably give that to Wilkin Castillo. He’s all over it. He’s dancing. It’s pretty fun to watch.

What’s your pregame playlist? You know, I just kind of listen to the clubhouse, what’s going on around the clubhouse. Just kind of sit at my locker and hear what’s going on.

What’s your walk-up song? It’s called “Home” by MAX, and it’s a remix of it, but I heard it once and I liked the way the beat dropped on it. It kind of gets me going a little bit.

Who has the weirdest and most-unique walk-up song? Well I mean, (Jake) Cave’s always with Eminem and I’m not — nah, I love Eminem — but he just wears it out a little bit. Cave really likes to rub it in. But nah, I really like Cave’s walk-up songs.


By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle