It’s a new season, which means most MLB players choose new walk-up songs to get them through the year. We’re pretty far from being in the MLB, but hypothetically here are the songs we’d use while walking up to the plate if we were competent on the baseball diamond.
Here were our walk-up songs last season.
Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix) – The Notorious B.I.G., Ja Rule, Ralph Tresvant
You have to go upbeat with your walk-up song. That being the case, it’s easy to see why I picked ‘Old Thing Back’. Just play the chorus and the whole crowd will be singing along. I don’t need anything to pump me up or relax me the plate. The walk-up song, in my mind, is for the fans. How could you not immediately be put in a good mood when this song comes on at the ballpark on a beautiful day?
Fuck Bitches, Get Money – Ya Boy
Man this was such an easy pick. I walked around Cancun on spring break telling chicks I played hockey for Boston College and was drafted in the second round… Imagine if I was actually a professional athlete?! I’d be signing fat checks and have girls glued to my side 25/7. This song essentially sums up everything I don’t do in life.
Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
If I were a baseball player I’d be on steroids. Not a doubt in my mind. I would be the first pick in the draft, sign a $300 million deal with the Yankees, and I would rub it in everyone’s face with my walk-up song. Some would call me the second coming of Alex Rodriguez. “Before He Cheats” is perfectly ironic because everyone thinks I’m an iconic role model for the kids but truly I am cheating my ass off.
All Eyez On Me – Tupac
This was an extremely difficult decision to make. So many songs came to mind. I knew right off the bat that my song had to be classic hip-hop. I went back and forth on both the artist and the song. However, after serious consideration, I gave the nod to Tupac. I completely agree with what Justin said – the walk-up song is for the crowd. I can’t imagine the crowd not smiling and bobbing their heads to this at the very least. Plus, if I were in the big leagues, I would assume that I would want all eyes on me during my at bat. Which is ironic because it is actually the exact opposite of what I wanted while I was at the plate during my Babe Ruth days. (I almost decided to pay homage to Manny by picking this song).
Backmasked version of “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
Nothing would attract attention from the crowd quite like hearing Robert Plant wail about Satan in reverse when I stepped up to the plate. That would ensure that nobody would zone out during my at-bats, no matter how crappy of a hitter I was. And it would be the gift that keeps on giving, too, because every time that I came up to bat, fans could pay closer attention to the snippet of the song being played to find if they could pick out more hidden messages. So it would be a win-win for everybody.
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
A lot of haters out there will say that “Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran is strictly a St. Patrick’s Day Song…they couldn’t be more wrong. In a world where Kodak Black and Lil Uzi Vert top the charts with utter rubbish, Ed Sheeran is putting out great music. This song always puts me in a good mood and gets me ready to go, so it would be perfect for my MLB walk-up song. Plus, the hook is literally undeniably catchy.
Run Away With Me- Carly Rae Jepsen
This is a loaded question. I would have a different walk up song in the summer then I would in the spring or fall. But I have to play by the rules so I can jam to Carly Bae any day of the week. If there is a saxophone in a pop song I’m automatically hooked. Plus I love when players pick songs that fans know the words to and can sing/jam out to which this song entails.