Proving conclusively that it is very difficult to find a copy of The Frogs’ “Been A Month Since I Had A Man” in a Phoenix record shop, D-Backs 1B Adam LaRoche showed the sort of espirit de corps that has him toiling for his 5th team in as many seasons. From SBNation’s Jose Romero ;
Kelly Johnson was the No. 3 hitter in the lineup Tuesday, and as he strolled up to home plate, his at-bat music wasn’t his typical reggae-rap number. It was The Weather Girls’ disco-alternative lifestyle hit, “It’s Raining Men,” the same song that Antoine and Blaine from In Living Color used for their “Men on Film” skit that was uproariously funny.
The first time I heard it up in the press box, I recognized it but thought it was a one-time gag. Then the DJ at the ballpark played it again for Johnson in the third inning for his second at-bat, and TV cameras caught the players in the dugout laughing and Johnson smiling in embarrassment at home plate.
“It was a good one,” catcher Miguel Montero said. “He was laughing at the plate like, “What is this?”
“Right away everyone knew it was Rochie,” Montero said of LaRoche, ” because he’d been talking about that for about a week.”
After two at-bats, Johnson, who went 0-for-3 but shined on defense Tuesday, got his normal song back.
The “typical reggae-rap number” cited by Romero has been reported elsewhere to be the work of Matishyahu. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with these guys? Don’t tell me there’s no local music they could have selected.