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Sport Nationals: Why World Series-bound team uses 'Baby Shark' as anthem

15:30  16 october  2019
15:30  16 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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" Baby Shark ," the hit children's song, has been an unlikely anthem for the Washington Nationals and their fans during the team 's postseason run, thanks to Getty Howie Kendrickof the Washington Nationals celebrates by doing " Baby Shark " with his hands after his double in the seventh inning of

Washington Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra has been using " Baby Shark " as his walkout song since June. The team is now up three games in the best-of-seven series against the Cardinals, with just one more win needed to advance to the World Series .

The Washington Nationals are heading to the World Series — and they're taking an unlikely anthem with them.

"Baby Shark," the popular children's song that miraculously cracked the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this year, has become a rallying cry of sorts for the Nationals and their fans this season after reserve outfielder Gerardo Parra began using it as his walkup song in mid-June.

Parra, whom the Nationals signed after he was cut by the San Francisco Giants in May, was in a slump at the time, so he started searching for a new walkup song to switch things up. He landed on "Baby Shark" because his 2-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, "loves that song."

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Baby Shark , yes, Baby Shark might be carrying this team to World Series glory. By Matt Monagan @MattMono11. That's Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra, who began using the viral hit as his walkup song (and as a favor to his kids) back in June when the Nats were struggling.

a National League Championship Series sweep sending them to their first World Series , they Parra has become an important component on the Nationals for reasons that cannot be quantified or The fans clap their hands like imaginary jaws, they wear shark hats, they wear shark costumes.

"I tried merengue, reggaeton, hip-hop," Parra told reporters after he first used the song June 19, according to NBC Sports Washington. "Then I said, ‘You know what, I want to put in Baby Shark.’ I'm happy for that."

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The song drew smiles (and eventually baby-shark hand-chomping motions) from Nationals fans, and inspired "Parra Shark" T-shirts. And the players have embraced it, too. After an extra-base hit, they'll often turn to the dugout and make the baby-shark motion with their hands in celebration.

"If the players get excited, we get excited," said Nationals fan Travis Eagleson, who attended Tuesday night's series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a shark costume. "If that’s what they’re about, that’s what we’re about."

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Nationals fans dance to “ Baby Shark ” as Gerardo Parra comes to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning on Tuesday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington It took roughly 20 minutes for the idea of Washington’s baseball team advancing to the World Series for the first time in 86 years to go from

The stuffed ' Baby Shark ' toy hanging in front of the Nationals ' dugout. Yes, but why is there a stuffed baby shark hanging from the dugout? “A little fishy told us that the Baby Shark song has brought you and the team good luck, + wanted to send a little extra luck for this next series !

Contributing: Chris Bumbaca

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nationals: Why World Series-bound team uses 'Baby Shark' as anthem

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a crowd of people watching a football game: Fireworks go off as the Washington Nationals celebrate their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the 2019 NLCS playoff baseball series at Nationals Park on October 15, 2019.

For world champion Nats, the team that wouldn’t die, there was no doubt, just hope .
Let your mouth form the words. Say it loud, say it proud: The Nationals are World Series champions.Wednesday night, in the seventh game of the World Series, the doctors on call were Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick. They’ll be remembered in the District — and well beyond — for the seventh-inning home runs that turned yet another certain loss into yet another improbable win.

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