Gerardo Parra may no longer be playing for the Nationals, but that hasn’t stopped him from carrying on the “Baby Shark” legacy.
The veteran outfielder is now a member of the Japanese Nippon Baseball League’s Yomiuri Giants, who kicked off their preseason schedule last weekend. Facing the Chunichi Dragons on Tuesday, Parra roped a single up the middle and celebrated the hit with a finger shark to his teammates in the dugout.
Parra hasn’t ditched his signature walk-up song, either. When he stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat, “Baby Shark” rang through the speakers as fans chomped away. He responded by hitting a double down the leftfield line, which generated some shark claps from his teammates as well.
From the Yomiuri Giants' YouTube: As you would expect, Gerardo Parra taking Baby Shark to Japan is going down well, at least it has in their preseason games which started this week. pic.twitter.com/x2eZKDV8yD— Blake Finney (@FinneyBlake) February 19, 2020
Of course, a double calls for a two-handed shark from Parra at second base.
Parra then scored on a triple off the bat of teammate Israel Mota, who didn’t hesitate to turn around and go full two-armed shark from third.
This is only the preseason, folks. It appears Parra Shark is here to stay, making this just the beginning of his rise to international fame.
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