Dancing Marlins kid returns, throws out first pitch, later gets down, gets funky (videos)
So, the Miami Marlins fan who dazzled the Internet with his baffling boogieing moves in a Vine video for the ages last week made his triumphant return to Marlins Park on Tuesday. The video of Jonathan wiggling his little frame while gyrating his hips and lifting his shirt with his tongue stuck out quickly became an online sensation.
Well, Jonathan was back at the ballpark on Tuesday night for the hometown team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies and he was treated to a hero’s welcome.
After he threw out the ceremonial first pitch — which he kind of airmailed in true 50 Cent-like fashion (but hey, he’s a kid) — Jonathan proceeded to give the crowd what they wanted by busting a move in the stands alongside a Marlins Park staple, “Dancing Tony” — or “Tony G” — an elderly fan who gets down and gets funky during every half-inning break at the stadium.
And to show that Jonathan the Dancing Marlins Kid truly has arrived, he was interviewed by a the team’s sideline reporter, who noted that the original footage that shot Jonathan skyrocketing to Internet infamy actually occurred at a ballgame last season but only recently was shown on the Jumbotron. And from there, a legend was born, as the video went viral on the Internet.
The best part of the interview may be how unenthusiastic Jonathan appears to be over being interviewed. But that’s just how he rolls, you see. If he ain’t dancing, he ain’t interested.