Cue up the Jackson 5 for this member of the Houston Astros
grounds crew. Who cares if the infield doesn’t get groomed?
He’s wasting his time working a rake, no matter how
unimpressed the umpire is.
As the Jacksons would say, he’s a dancin’,
dancin’, dancin’, dancin’ machine, watch him get
As impressive as the Astros guy is, he’s only the latest
example of somebody boogeying down at a ballgame. The Los Angeles
Lakers of the Showtime era had a fellow named Dancing Barry who would twirl around at the
Forum while outfitted in a white tuxedo. And Barry was just an
updated version of Dancing Harry, who had followed Earl Monroe
from the Baltimore Bullets to the New York Knicks in the early
1970s and was known for his big, floppy hats and capes and for
putting a “hex” on opposing players.
These days, teams employ dance troupes to perform at games, but
that doesn’t mean others don’t share the spotlight. For
example, there is this ample guy named Kevin Schroeder shaking what
he’s got at Columbus Blue Jackets games.
And this effusive fellow at a Boston Celtics game was so moved
by “Livin’ on a Prayer” that he did his own live
music video up and down the aisle.
Honestly, though, that guy kind of reminded us of this:
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