ARLINGTON, TX — "Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo" rang through Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, when Texas Rangers shortshop Elvis Andrus approached the plate for the first time of the MLB season.
"I don't see how that can't be great," the announcer said on the broadcast. "People are gonna love that."
Fox Sports Southwest sideline reporter Emily Jones said she spoke to Andrus in the dugout later in the game and he told her with a giant smile, "It's my boy's favorite song."
Andrus, who signed with the Rangers in 2007, has a 20-month-old son Elvis Jr.
Feliz navidad para todos, de parte de la familia Andrus ☃️😍⚾️🎉 Merry Christmas to everyone from the Andrus family God bless everyone! pic.twitter.com/9S7qXvsTIY— Elvis Andrus (@ElvisandrusSS1) December 24, 2017
According to ESPN, the 30-year-old announced earlier this week that he would try out the catchy kids song and see how it played with fans.
"If you don't like it, you better get used to it. It's not going away,'' Andrus said. "Hopefully 'Baby Shark' can hit well. ... At least get me one hit a day. It's going to stay."
The tune hit all the right notes for Andrus against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The shortstop had three hits, including a home run, in his first three at-bats of the season.