Perhaps you are familiar with the Yankee Stadium 'tradition' of the grounds crew dancing to the YMCA while they rake the field between innings. Well last night during the All Star Game, the Yankees had a major surprise and had the real live Village People lead the crowd after the sixth inning.
Personally, I think calling the grounds crew's performance a 'tradition' is an insult to the word 'tradition'. Grouping that nonsense together with real traditions like 'playing Sinatra after a win' and 'wearing pinstripes' and 'embracing asshole comedians' is ridiculous. Enough already, we get it, the grounds crew knows how to spin around and put their arms up while they rake the goddamn field. Just stop already. You've seen it once, you've seen it a million times.
Still, when the Village People were announced last night as a special guest, I got excited! After all, this was a real surprise! Everyone already knew the hall-of-famers were gonna show up, everyone knew Yogi would throw out the first pitch, and everyone knew Steinbrenner was going to be wheeled around the Stadium on a gurney. BUT NOBODY KNEW THE FUCKING VILLAGE PEOPLE WERE GOING TO BE THERE. Well, almost all the Village People, save for the dead biker dude.