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The 1986 Dodgers Are The Greatest Boy Band Ever. Period.

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We have no idea what inspired the 1986 Dodgers to make "The Baseball Boogie", which we bring to you via our sexy friends at WithLeather. Maybe it was the previous year's "Super Bowl Shuffle" phenomena. Maybe Pedro Guerrero was so bursting with creativity that the rest of the team got caught up in his enthusiasm. Maybe they knew that they would finish second-to-last that year, so they figured they it'd be more constructive to work on their choreography. Maybe they knew that in two years they'd have to toughen up, so they were getting all the musical theater out of their system. Maybe they all lost a bet to a noticeably absent Tommy Lasorda over if they could eat more hot dogs then him. Maybe it was their desire to eat free at Johnny Rocket's. Maybe it was their collective love of tight, white pants.

We don't know which of these finally convinced the whole team to get together and make this masterpiece, but we do know one thing: play this video at its loudest. And never, never, never, ever show it to a Giants fan. Yeah, we know thats two things- sue us.