Sorry parents—thanks to MLB’s Elvis Andrus, you soon won’t even be able to watch a baseball game without hearing the familiar chorus of “baby shark doo doo doo doo.” That’s because the Texas Rangers shortstop chose “Baby Shark” as the music that will play as he walks up to bat this season.
“It’s awesome, it’s my boy’s favorite song,” Andrus told Fox Sports of “Baby Shark,” which he chose because of his two-year-old son, Emilio Elvis. The 30-year-old debuted his new walk-up tune at a recent exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians.
Andrus, who admitted that he liked the song’s energy, told MLB.com that he hopes it brings him good luck. “I am very superstitious, if it gets a hit every day, I am going to keep it. If I don’t get any hits, it might not be up there. Hopefully it will be the song I hit well with.”
The earworm, created by Korean company Pinkfong, has over 2.4 billion views and counting on YouTube, making it one of the top 30 most-watched videos on the platform of all time. “Baby Shark” also debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 List back in January.
People on social media have mixed opinions on Andrus’ choice. While some praise the dad for adding a family-friendly twist to games, others are not so happy. “It’s going to get old fast,” one fan said, while another tweeted, “I love this and hate this at the same time.”
In an interview with Sports Day, Andrus said that it’s possible that his song will change throughout the season—but if it does, it won’t be because of people’s complaints. He told fans simply, “You will get used to it. I did.”
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— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) March 26, 2019