The Village People and the Y.M.C.A. live at the All Star Game

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Love it (somehow) or hate it (as most people do), the Yankee Stadium grounds crew rendition of the Y.M.C.A. has stuck around long past its expiration date. While we’ve advocated leaving this tired routine at the old stadium next year, the Yanks have other plans. According to an industry insider, the Y.M.C.A. will get the grand treatment at the All Star Game this year. The Village People, originators of this torturous song, will be performing the song live alongside the grounds crew during the All Star Game this year. I have no words.

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  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

    D’oh

  • dan

    At like a million dollars a ticket, fans should not have to be subject to such torture

    • dan

      And btw, tickets for the futures game are going for as little as $16 each on stubhub.

  • Adam

    similar to how johnny damon and mike piazza performed with Alter Bridge at the 2005 all-star game, the Village People have invited kevin youkilis, dustin pedroia and jonathan papelbon to perform alongside.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    I got some words…

    -George Carlin

  • Relaunch

    This is embarrasing

  • TurnTwo

    i wonder if Cotton Eyed Joe will come out ‘from the booth’ and lend his own jivey dance moves to the all star party, too.

    • Ben C

      It’s not Cotton Eyed Joe anymore, it’s Cotton Eyed Joey

      • TurnTwo

        ah, talk about jumping the shark.

  • Eric

    I still think the wave is a worse, and much more widespread phenomenon. It was happening last night when the Yankees were very much still in the game. Can we get a campaign to do something about this?

    • Relaunch

      No, Because the bandwagon fans out number the regulars. The bandwagon people love it.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Oh God. I was ready to kill half the stadium when the wave started in a 2-1 game. Are the people who go to Yankee Stadium really that baseball illiterate that they have to do the wave with the Yanks batting in the 7th inning of a close game? If it’s that boring, just stay home.

      • Ben C

        That was unbelievable.. That and half the stadium leaving before Posada’s final at-bat. YOU CANT WAIT 5 MINUTES?

  • monkeypants

    Hey, at least now the All Star Game counts, right?

    • Marsha

      Well, it shouldn’t.

      • monkeypants

        Agreed, of course.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

    Instead of the Village People, they should get the fellas from Section 39 to sing their rendition of “Why Are You Gay?” to the Red Sox fans in the stadium.

  • dkidd

    Yanks
    Must
    Cease
    Altogether

    with this embarrassing tradition. cotton eye joe is even worse

  • dkidd

    Yank
    Melky
    Cabrera
    Assigned

    to SWB

  • dkidd

    Yank
    Melky
    Carbrera
    Assigned

    to SWB

  • dkidd

    Yankees
    Motivate
    Cano
    Anew

    by bringing Bowa back

  • wayne’s world

    Even though I’m a purist and think all the sh*t that clutters up the experience should be removed from the game, I think that given the fact that the All Star is so over the top to begin with, it will actually be amusing to see The Village People there.

    On another note, I am making every effort this season to totally ignore the scoreboard and video screen between innings and just enjoy watching the players doing their between inning on field rituals. That’s what watching a baseball game should be.

    I really, really, really hate the match game especially, but that’s mainly because I can’t do it.