It is last call at the crappiest dive bar on 50 cent pitcher night in Oklahoma. You've drank about 5 people's worth of beer and can barely put together a comprehensible sentence. An old country drinking song comes on the juke box and you stumble over and find what you think is a 10, but is really a -3. You grab her with one arm and a buddy with another and sway back and forth singing the song at the top of your lungs. You don't know more than 2 of the actual lyrics, but that doesn't stop you and everyone else in the bar from screaming/slurring the song at the top of your lungs while you spill beer all over the peanut covered floor. You think it is the greatest night of your life at the time, but in reality it is the worst night of your life.
Well...that song is now the new Washington Nationals 7th inning stretch sing a long song. Because you know...DC & country music & drunks...
#Nats fans: thanks for helping us select Friends in Low Places as our 7th-inning stretch song for the rest of the season!
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 5, 2014
There were some people singing along to the song this weekend during the Phillies Series but Nats fans on Twitter didn't appear to be too happy with the choice.
@nationals Awful choice
— Zachary Teicher (@zestyteich) September 5, 2014
— MacMom (@BMacHenry) September 5, 2014
@Nationals are you fucking kidding me? It's DC not hick country
— Maddie Cakes (@MaddieGras) September 5, 2014
@Nationals Horrible. Please re-visit this decision as soon as possible. Does NOT represent the fan base nor the Nats Park experience.
— Ray Mitten (@Raymitten) September 5, 2014
@Nationals What's the opposite of favoriting a tweet?
— Jen Jarvis (@hokie98jj) September 5, 2014
@Nationals you cannot be serious. That is such a downer of a song.
— susan vavrick (@edit_susan) September 5, 2014
@Nationals We HATE that song. There is NO way it was voted in. Thinking about having to listen to it in 6 hrs DEPRESSED me. #Nats #7thFAIL
— Anne Slifka (@NatsDood) September 5, 2014
@Nationals who decided this??? This is so upsetting. I'm going to the game Sunday and Tuesday and this is gonna make me SO pissed.
— Luis Arias (@natsone) September 5, 2014
@Nationals Please, no. Not only are we not in a country music town, its a sad song for an exciting time. #takebacktheseventh
— Will (@WKSideofNats) September 5, 2014
Earlier in the year the Nats removed A-Ha's Take On Me as their goto song to be played after Take Me Out To The Ballgame. At one point it was Van Halen's Jump. Not sure why they switched it yet again. I don't think this will catch on outside of the Red Loft bar.