That’s Curtis Granderson and David Wright trying their best not to laugh. The whole bit is a tad hacky, but it’s definitely hilarious. The team isn’t taking itself too seriously about it, either.
“We like to be fun and creative with our in-game entertainment and the songs we play during visiting team batting practice is part of the show. So, we’ve selected some of Billboard’s top music set to a slower jam to wash over the field,” said Valerie Camillo, Nationals chief revenue and marketing officer. “Hopefully our fans will find it funny and maybe we can even get a smile out of some of the visiting team players.”
I once went to a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Coney Island and the promotion was Ladies Night. For every single visitor’s at-bat, the walk-up music was Beyonce or some other fabulously glamorous disco track. It was brilliant.
So yes, more of this, please, Nationals.
After 15 years in stasis, WGAY has been resurrected as the Nationals Park playlist. Seriously, whiskey tango foxtrot?— William F. Yurasko (@doubleuefwhy) April 6, 2015
No lie Nats are playing Sarah McLachlan for Mets BP. I'm all for trolling the opponent but this is going way too far.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 6, 2015
(Footage courtesy @chelsea_janes)