As the Nationals wait to officially defend their World Series title in a presumably shorter 2020 season, one of the faces of the 2019 team made his debut in Japan.
Gerardo Parra appeared in his first game with the Tokyo Giants Friday, going 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. More importantly, his walk-up song is still "Baby Shark."
シングルヒットはベイビーシャークだから親指と人差し指で小さいのが正解ですね#Giants #ジャイアンツ #kyojin #巨人#GerardoParra— Tommy, M. (@tommy_m_hb) June 19, 2020
The Giants ended up winning the game 3-2 and Parra posted a celebratory Instagram after holding the ball he recorded his first hit with.
The Nats will most likely miss Parra's presence in the clubhouse and fans almost certainly will miss the different feel he brought to the team day in and day out. But if Parra is going to play somewhere else, it may as well be on a team that likes to have fun.
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Judging by one postgame video, the Giants look like a good time.
#プロ野球史上初 #球団通算6000勝 達成㊗️#勝利の舞台裏🙌#本日のヒーロー #吉川尚輝 選手🤩#プロ野球開幕 #開幕戦勝利 #withfans #ジャイアンツ #giants #巨人 #東京 #tokyo #野球 #プロ野球 pic.twitter.com/mtfMJOCx9r— 読売巨人軍（ジャイアンツ） (@TokyoGiants) June 19, 2020
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