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The Sopranos was one of the most critically acclaimed television shows of all time and, on Monday, series star James Gandolfini passed away.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it revolves around a New Jersey crime family, a modern-day take on the mobster genre. Well, it just so happens that Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is a Jersey boy — he played on the team from Tom’s River, N.J. that won the 1998 Little League World Series – and decided to honor Gandolfini’s legacy Thursday.
In honor of james gandolfini (tony soprano)who suddenly passed away Illbe using his song at bat during game 2morrow #jerseyboy #rutgers #rip— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) June 20, 2013
Frazier followed through on his promise, and used the show’s theme song — the Chosen One mix of Alabama 3′s “Woke Up This Morning” — as his at-bat music for the day. Check it out in the video below.
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Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier paid tribute to actor James Gandolfini by choosing to have the theme song from 'The Sopranos' played as he walked to the plate for his second inning at-bat during Thursday's game.
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Your browser does not support iframes. New Jersey native Todd Frazier changed his walk-up at-bat music to the theme song from “The Sopranos” on Thursday in order to honor actor James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday at the age of 51. Frazier, who played on the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League [...]
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Cincinnati Reds infielder and New Jersey native Todd Frazier decided to honor actor James Gandolfini, who suddenly passed away earlier this week, by changing his at-bat song to the theme of The Sopranos. Gandolfini’s defining role came as the lead character, Tony Soprano, in the hit HBO series, which ran from 1999-2007.
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