Alongside LeBron James and Max Verstappen, Bryce Harper and LA Angels Legend (Not Shohei Ohtani) Get Shoutout From Global Sensation Bad Bunny

Published 10/14/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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What’s a quirkier combination than sports and music? Bad Bunny, the music sensation, did not hesitate to make a ton of sports references in his newest song. Personalities from the vast spectrum of sports made their way to the lyrics of this amazing song. From F1’s Max Verstappen to NBA’s LeBron James to MLB’s Bryce Harper, Puerto Rican rapper and singer tied the world of sports together. What are the odds that MLB would find a place in a Spanish international number? 

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Bad Bunny, also known as ‘King of Latin Trap’ is popular for his immaculate lyricism in his songs. This time reggaeton artist took the lyrics of “nadie sabe lo que va a pasar mañana”, the song in reference to a whole new height. On Friday, this song hit the news as sports personalities got a shoutout. But not Shohei Ohtani

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@MLBLife tweeted about Bad Bunny’s new album as soon as it was released, listing down all the MLB folks who made it to the list. The song goes, “Palo asegura’o como Mike Trout en Los Angels, Como Igor pa’ los tiempo’-tiempo’ de los Rangers..A lo Bryce Harper, siempre con los Phillie’ prendío..Roberto Clemente, Albert Pujol”. The lines translate to – Mike Trout is one of the top batters in Major League Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies are home to player Bryce Harper.

Among the greatest baseball players to ever come out of the Caribbean are Roberto Clemente and Albert Pujols. More names came up as the song progressed. The song further goes, “Maradona y Messi en el futbol, Pero soy la nueva estrella, los contrato’ a los Sugar y Lindor. Bad Bunny references it to him desiring huge salaries similar to those that Francisco Lindor and Edwin “Sugar” Diaz received from the New York Mets. But that’s not it. 

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Randy Arozarena found his way to the list too in the stanza “Yo mismo me impresiono, como Randy Arozarena”. He referenced Arozarena, an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays, who had a stellar 2023 MLB season and WBC. With all these amazing names, one can only wonder, why did he leave out Shohei Ohtani? 

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Worry not! Bad Bunny got it covered. In another song of his, Tainy released earlier this year, in June, Bad Bunny referenced the two-way phenom’s clutch personality. The stanza says, “Pichando y dando palos como Ohtani”. This translates to – Pitching and hitting like Ohtani.

That speaks volumes about how deeply the name of this Japanese sensation has seeped into different parts of the world. Bad Bunny’s sports knowledge is commendable. 

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The Puerto Rican superstar is recognized for having contributed to the mainstream success of Spanish-language music in foreign markets. As the most streamed artist of the year on Spotify, Bad Bunny is the first non-English act to hold the title and has topped the list since 2020.

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Kanishka Prakash

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Kanishka Prakash is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She comes from an engineering college background and possesses prior experience in the business sector. Her affection for sports burgeoned during her adolescence, with MLB particularly captivating her attention.
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Deepanshi Bajaj

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