Sometime last week, Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson and a New York comedy troupe named 12 Angry Mascots got together and made a “tongue in cheek” video where Granderson was trying to figure out what his intro music would be for his at bats.
After two minutes and thirteen seconds of what seemed like watching paint dry as Granderson went through several songs in his music collection, he stumbled upon a song in which he thought was the right one. Rebecca Black’s cheesy, internet hit song, “Friday.”
As Rebecca’s “Friday” played on his laptop, Granderson burst into tears and went face down on his desk as he realized that despite “Friday’s” cheesy hotness. There is no way he could use that song as his intro music.
Fast forward to today’s opening day game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers, when Granderson came to the plate for his first at bat, the song that was blaring from the speakers in Yankee Stadium was none other than “Friday.”
I don’t know if it was done intentionally or if someone in the Yankees organization saw the video Granderson made and in a joking way chose to play that song as Granderson walked out.
Here is the video of the Granderson’s first at bat. If you listen closely you can hear “Friday” playing in the background as the Yankee broadcast announcers are going over some “This day in Yankee history” stuff.
- David Johnson