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Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez to use ‘Let it Go’ from ‘Frozen’ as at-bat music

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Pittsburgh Pirates backup catcher Tony Sanchez has picked one of the more peculiar songs in recent memory as one of the songs he will use when he steps to the plate this season” “Let it Go,” the Oscar winner for “Best Original Song” from the Disney smash, “Frozen.”

He’s one with the wind and sky, apparently.

Sanchez took to Twitter to alert us to his unconventional song choice.

Performed by vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel (we’ll pass on the John Travolta reference), the song is a show-stopper in a classic Broadway sense, but as at-bat music? It’s a little odd, to say the least.

As a father of a three-year-old girl — and those with young ones obsessed with the movie likely can agree — I have seen the movie at least 15 times already, between the theater and at home. It’s a quality movie, to be sure (as far as Disney films are concerned), right up there with “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King.”

But “Let it Go”? Why not “For the First Time in Forever”? It would be fitting, as the backup only got into 22 games last season.

Although Sanchez deserves credit for cracking a joke about his infrequent appearances in games.

And he tries to reclaim some street cred with is other choices.

Huh. To each their own, I guess. “Hakuna matata,” right?

[H/T FOX Sports, image courtesy of Cut4]