Mar 31st 2010 By Brett Smiley
As if baseball fans needed another reason to look forward to Opening Day, there's an under-the-radar grounds-crew-slash-dance-crew that's making the Yankees '90s Macarena dancers
The "Bad Apple Dancers
" are the pride and joy of the Fort Wayne Tincaps
in Fort Wayne, Ind., the San Diego Padres Single-A affiliate.
The crew premiered on April 16, 2009, at the Tincaps' Parkview Field with their rendition of "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé, and have since become a staple between the sixth and seventh innings.
"We're bringing back the entire crew with one replacement," says Brad Shank, the Tincaps' group sales director. "The guys are all in sales and facilities."
Keep reading to see a few of their best numbers.
Last year's 36 unique performances included "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa, "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice, "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira and "It's Tricky" by Run DMC.
"The guys practice about 20-30 minutes before each game," says Shank. "We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we portray it that way because it makes it funnier."
The only thing more entertaining than a bunch of guys dancing poorly to pop songs is a bunch of guys dancing poorly to pop songs on a baseball field before a few thousand fans.