Every time you heard the Led Zepplin's chords to "Kashmir" on the Phillies loudspeakers, you knew the heart of the lineup was due up at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies' die-hards also fondly remember Shane Victorino's "Buffalo Soldier" and Jimmy Rollins' brief use of Miley Cyrus as walk up songs in South Philly back in the good ole' days.
The Phillies roster has been completely overhauled as the team embarks on its rebuild toward competing for a World Series title again. So if you happen to be at the ballpark here's a primer at the rap and Latin heavy walk up songs you'll hear this season. This year's lineup is proud to bring a little bit of home with them when they go to work at the plate.
Freddy Galvis: Ponmela En El Aire by Apache & Canserbero
Young and hailing from Venezuela, Galvis leads things off with Latino flavor -- also a danceable rap tune -- that we approve of at the top of the order.
Cesar Hernandez: El Perdon by Nicky Jam
Hernandez can be a spark plug at the plate, and his music choice is consistent with that -- bringing more dance moves to CBP when he's walking up to hit.
Odubel Herrera: Rompe La Cintara by Alexis Y Fido
Never heard of this song? We didn't either but we loved the vibrant horns -- fitting for a vibrant hitter who led the Phils offense last season.
Maikel Franco: El Baile Del Dinero by El Alfa
If watching the Phillies hot-hitting third baseman doesn't want to make you dance, his walkup song will get you moving your feet as more Latin flair rings through the ballpark.
Ryan Howard: R.I.C.O by Meek Mill (also expect to hear tunes from Eminem, Ludacris and Silento)
Howard is relevant both geographically (with Meek Mill) and pop culturally (Silento's Whip and Nae Nae is an alternate for him). And what better way to dig into the batters box than by shaking your hips a bit on way to the batter's box?
Cameron Rupp: Texas was With You by Jason Aldean
Country music has always been a fixture of major league baseball (just ask Brett Myers) so it's no surprise the Phillies' catcher is going with some sounds of the south. Perhaps not the most motivating song prior to at an at bat, he earns extra points for letting his personality show.
Peter Bourjos: Still D.R.E. by Snoop Dog & Dr. Dre
Bourjos is a well-traveled veteran so it's fitting that he picks a classic rap song as hit walk up. Perhaps it will motivate him to run just a little faster to collect infield hits for the Phils.