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.
Following the game, the two joined forces for a photo opportunity, in which the pitcher gave the pop star a Dodgers jersey with his No. 99 and "Ryu" printed on the back. Psy, dressed in all black and wearing his omnipresent sunglasses, didn't put it on until later in the clubhouse. In exchange, Psy gave Ryu a signed sunglasses case.
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."
Psy was impressed, saying, "It was awesome," adding that he is a baseball fan "but mostly I'm really pulling for Ryu."
The pitcher returned the love, noting, "He's a worldwide, global star. It was pretty interesting to see him. I realized today that he's still a far bigger star than I am. So I'm just going to humble myself here."
This was actually at least Psy's second trip to the stadium, but a visit last year was a little more low-key. Last August, as "Gangnam Style" played over the stadium P.A., Psy was featured on the stadium's Dance Cam and he busted out a few moves much to the delight of the fans.