Few moments in sports match the anticipation of a baseball player’s march into the batter’s box, and with tonight being Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, millions will be exposed to some of the game’s biggest offensive stars. For one sweet moment, anything seems possible. PA systems add to the cinematics, blaring a diverse array of pump-up songs, from Black Sabbath to Biggie Smalls. This leads us to our “Question of the Day”: If you were a professional baseball player, what would your at-bat music be?
If my middle school pipe dream of becoming an All-Star first baseman ever came to fruition, I’d treat my legions of fans to Jay-Z’s “The Ruler’s Back”, one of the classiest hype tracks in recent memory. The triumphant horns and Jigga’s shit-talking get my adrenaline flowing every time I hear it.