Elvis Andrus has unveiled his walk-up song for the new season, and kids of a certain age are now set to have him as their favorite baseball player.
Anyone who has or spends time around kids of a certain age is plenty familiar with the “Baby Shark” song (in fact, it’s probably stuck in your head now–you’re welcome). Now in his 11th major league season, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus appears intent on cornering a demographic of fans and subsequently driving a lot of Rangers’ fan parents nuts.
During Thursday’s season opener against the Chicago Cubs, ” Baby Shark” echoed through Globe Life Park in Arlington when Andrus came to the plate. He had a hit in his first three at-bats, with a single to left in the bottom of the first, a two-run homer in the third and another single in the sixth. The Rangers lost the game 12-4, but Andrus had a nice start to the 2019 campaign.
It’s not surprising Andrus is using “Baby Shark” on account of it being his 20-month old son’s favorite song. But the question posed by Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest has been answered, as Andrus is indeed using his new walk-up song during the regular season.
And according to Andrus, it won’t be a short-term thing.
If you don’t like it, you better get used to it. It’s not going away,” Andrus said earlier this week. “Hopefully ‘Baby Shark’ can hit well. … At least get me one hit a day. It’s going to stay.
Athletes tend to be superstitious, and baseball players are the most superstitious of the lot if they find something that’s working for them. Andrus hinted at it before Opening Day, and going 3-for-4 against the Cubs will further fortify that he’ll be walking to the plate under the din of “Baby Shark” until a prolonged slump comes.