Psy Rocks it Dodger-Style
(Victor Decolongon, Getty Images)
Korean pop star Psy rocked it Dodger-style Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, during a game against the Colorado Rockies.
In the middle of the fourth inning, he came out of the owners' box to perform a 30-second jig to "Gentleman," currently number five with a bullet on the Billboard Hot 100. That song is the follow-up his mega-hit "Gangnam Style," which has become a stadium anthem across the country and has frequently won the fan-voted Dodger Jukebox in Los Angeles
However, fans at the stadium, including Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda--whose musical tastes run closer to Frank Sinatra--didn't know quite what to make of Psy. You can see Lasorda, in a blue buttoned-down shirt, looking on dumbfounded in the video as Psy shakes his moneymaker.
The game had extra significance for pop star, since his South Korean countryman Hyun-Jin Ryu was on the mound for the Dodgers. Ryu proved to have a far more successful outing, pitching six innings and striking out 12 batters in the Dodgers 6-2 victory.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, Psy (Victor Decolongon, Getty Images)
Knowing full well that it would have been an embarrassment to his home country if he hadn't pitched well during the media event, Ryu told the Los Angeles Times, "I'm just really thankful the game turned out the way it did. It would have been a really different situation if it went the other way."