Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/21/13
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. Your browser does not support iframes. Thumbnail photo via Wikimedia Commons/Todd Frazier

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