“Call Me Maybe” craze hits Florida baseball team
The latest dance craze sweeping the country has finally hit the Florida Gators baseball team. Presumably on the team’s bus drive to Samford, Ala., for Tuesday night’s game, the team decided to get a little creative.
Florida’s softball team put together a music video of sorts to Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song “Call Me Maybe,” and the baseball team followed suit on Tuesday.
The video features Hudson Randall leading the vocals for the song on the back of the team bus, while the players in the rows perform choreographed dance moves.
It hits its stride when Keenan Kish emerges from the bathroom in the back of the bus with a whirling dervish of toilet-paper moves that leaves us mere mortal dancers in awe.
With Florida in the middle of a huge hitting slump and coming dangerously close to the postseason, the levity from the team is refreshing.
Last season, when the team struggled in midseason, players made a point to start enjoying the game more. They started emphatically celebrating with “championship belts” after every extra-base hit or run scored, and the team caught fire.
Vickash Ramjit also donned a fake mustache late in the year when the players began to grow out their facial hair in the postseason. The hilarious press conference Ramjit sported his mustache at provided a backdrop of fun and light-heartedness on a weekend that saw pitcher Brian Johnson knocked out temporarily after taking a scary shot to the head on the mound.
Riding the happy-go-lucky, loose playing style, the Gators cruised all the way to the College World Series championship series.
Maybe, just maybe, this gem of a music video will have a similar impact on the Gators this year.
After all, this is a team desperately in need of a spark. Florida needs to go out and start playing the game like it’s fun to play and forget about the pressure of entering the season ranked No. 1 before it’s too late.
I’d say this was a good start.
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