Hat tip to Chris Jaffe for tweeting this around, but get a load of the Rays’ lineup today:
Rays Thursday lineup in Detroit w/Vince Belnome set to make MLB debut. pic.twitter.com/v1nAfCgfmm
— Todd Kalas (@TampaBayTK) July 3, 2014
Those of you around my age or older will recognize those position numbers as the title and chorus to a particularly annoying pop song from the early 80s. At least if you count the DH as “0” for position purposes. For Joe Maddon’s sake here’s hoping that lineup isn’t a one-hit-wonder too.
In other news, seeing this led me to look up Tommy Tutone on Wikipedia. Things I learned: (1) Tommy Tutone was the name of the band, not the singer; and (2) someone from Tommy Tutone clearly wrote the band’s Wikipedia page because no one on Earth knows that much about Tommy Tutone other than the dudes from the band.