Dancin' In the Rain

blueclaw.gifTwo incidents do not a trend make (I’m quoting Shakespeare here), but it is worth pointing out that last weekend’s baseball action included a pair of rain delay dance-offs.

In a story that got some play around what is sometimes referred to as “the blogosphere”, UConn and South Florida alleviated their rain delay boredom on Friday by engaging in an impromptu dancing competition. Video of that spectacle can be viewed here.

On Saturday, the same thing happened in a game between the Lakewood BlueClaws and the visiting Greensboro Grasshoppers. A ninth inning rain delay resulted in the cancellation of that evening’s fireworks display, causing many of the fans in attendance to head for the exits. Those that remained were treated to this:

According to the BlueClaws Blog, the teams also engaged in the Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide, Apache, and the Stanky Leg. In fact, video of the Cupid Shuffle can be viewed here.

Thanks to Greg Giombarrese and Tim Slisky for the heads-up on this.

And now, some housekeeping:

– If you haven’t already, please take the time to read the previous post on this blog. It dealsgoodhouse.jpg with my close encounter with a sword swallower on a recent trip to Huntsville, and is a small indication of the sort of stuff I’m hoping to do more and more of. Maybe one day I’ll even find a way to get paid for it.

– A new Promo Preview column is up today. Please check it out. In case it’s not clear, I treat each column as an exercise in joke-writing. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I am always interested in reader feedback.

– Bursting onto the Major League scene with a handlebar mustache and great backstory, Clay Zavada has gotten a lot of attention lately. I did a profile of Zavada last fall, and found him to be one of the most likable athletes I had ever talked to. Check it out here.

– Today is the 50th Anniversary of Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning perfect game (he lost the perfect game bid, and the game itself, in the 13th). This MLB.com story also includes a live performance of the song “Harvey Haddix” by the Baseball Project. It’s excellent stuff.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com    

3 Comments

Love the dancing! Maybe the Red Sox and the Yankees should have a dance off! lol!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I’m amazed that many of the players know the dance moves – I personally would have no idea how to cha-cha slide. Pretty funny!
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Hey Ben. I’ve read the promo column for over a year now and today’s was a good day on the jokes. Keep up the good work.
Matt

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