Forget Eye of the Tiger, Another One Bites the Dust or any of the other classic pump-you-up tunes. Baby Shark is where it's at - at least it is for Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Andrus walked out for the first time on March 28 to the children's hit song (and undeniable earworm) of the last few years, and not only did the broadcast announcer love it, so did pretty much the entire internet.
“I don’t see how that can’t be great,” the announcer said, obviously clearly amused as Andrus took to the plate. “People are gonna love that.”
Twitter also chimed in.
"We are all here for it," tweeted the official MLB Twitter account.
"Thinking of my kids gets me pumped up as well," another user wrote. "It's all for the kids."
Andrus, 28, is unsurprisingly, also a dad. According to reporter Emily Jones, who spoke to him during the game, he admitted that Baby Shark was a hit at his house - especially with his 20-month-old son.
"It's my boy's favorite song," he told her. Andrus and his wife, Cori, welcomed little Elvis Jr. in 2017 and also have an older daughter, Lucia Alessandra.
The viral song has been viewed over two-and-a-half billion times on YouTube since its release in 2018, and even cracked the Billboard Top 100 in 2018, much to many parents' despair. It's an undeniable hit, and there have been countless spinoffs and remixes, which range from pretty absurd, to downright amusing.
It's even been used to make pregnancy announcements. Just last month, broadcast journalist Tamron Hall made headlines when she took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy - with the help of Baby Shark, of course.
The 48-year-old television host uploaded a short video to Instagram featuring herself dancing to Baby Shark and grinning ear to ear. As the song progressed, she went on to reveal an adorable baby bump as the popular tune continued to play in the background.
"Surprise guys!" she laughed. "Can you believe it? I'm about to be a mommy shark very soon!"
As for Andrus, he doesn't plan on discontinuing Baby Shark anytime soon.
"It’s not going away,” he said earlier this week. "At least [if it gets] me one hit a day, it’s going to stay.”
Baby Shark did better than that on March 28 - Andrus hit a home run during his at-bat. Coincidence? We don't think so!