Matt Chapman Nicknamed ‘DJ Rookie' in 2017, Still Controls A's Music

Being the designated music person anywhere is a lot of pressure. You sometimes end up being in charge of people's overall moods -- that's a lot of responsibility.

But it's something A's third baseman Matt Chapman never seemed to mind.

"Now it's a blessing and a curse, because I'm still carrying the music," Chapman told "The Mercury News'" Shayna Rubin.

It was 2017 when Chappy was a rookie whose music choices caught the ear of veteran outfielder Matt Joyce. Joyce heard Chapman's music blaring over the speakers of the weight room -- that's when he dubbed Chapman "DJ Rookie."

Since then, nothing's changed.

Rubin mentioned the fact that traces of Chapman's music decisions are still heard in the clubhouse. But they're also heard on the bus, both after wins and losses, during meals and during batting practices. 

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And it's a diverse selection: Tame Impala, Fleetwood Mac, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole to name a few.

This has translated into how he plays on the field in multiple ways and knowing how he's continuously in MVP talks, it's funny to know it all started with a song. 

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